Dear Church family & friends,
If we were artists, with what colors would we use, or ask others to use, to color our world? The yellow of sunshine, clear blue skies, pure white snow, vibrant colors or spring or fall?
We are hopefully aware of the tragedies in our land and others, from natural disasters to acts of human violence and injustice. These may also be seen as opportunities for growth as children of God and communities of faith. Our lives, too, may present challenges and opportunities to grow in Christ’s love and grace. How do we relate to God and others in good and bad times alike?
Gertrude B. McClain shares the poem below, as a prayer to the Master Artist and “Captain of life”.
“Colored With Love”
Just color my life with sunshine;
This is the prayer I will say –
But it’s when the storms are raging
That we gain new courage each day.
And color my life with a rainbow
To cover life’s battles and strife –
But peace can be found in the conflict
When we trust the Captain of life.
Just send me a song of great beauty;
On wings of a song let me soar –
But sometimes our song is of sorrow
Yet He is beside us once more.
I’ll trust Him when sunshine surrounds me;
And yet when the storm clouds appear
My trust and faith will be stronger
For I know His rainbow is near.
I’ll trust Him when my heart is singing,
When nothing on earth can go wrong –
And yet when my heart knows no music
Then I will still praise Him in song.
So color my life with the sunshine
Or color my life with the rain,
For when life is colored by His love
Then nothing is ever in vain.
With the love of One, in Christ, Pastor Neil