Fall, your children and the God of colors

Posted on September 21, 2015 · Posted in Wisdom


God provides constant evidence of his greatness and power. For example, today is the first full day of fall, the beginning of another season. God has promised that these seasons will continue as long as the earth remains. If you live in Australia, today means that warmer weather is on the way. If you live in North America, it is time to get ready for winter. The Lord announces the change of seasons with spectacular outbursts of color. Spring arrives with fresh greens and stunning pastels. Fall is announced by splashes of bold yellows, reds and golds.

It is obvious that the Lord delights in color. He specifically designed your brain to recognize the visual beauty that accompanies the Sun’s passage across the equator twice each year. Your eyes are portals which allow light to be transmitted to your brain so that you can be awed by the intricate colors that God has made. A neuro-ophthalmologist once told me that between 30-50% of the brain’s activity has to do with vision. Light and color are big deals to God.

This means you have an amazing amount of opportunities to tell you kids about the wonders of your God. The seasonal changes in color are not random. They call attention to what God is doing. These colors remind us of God’s faithfulness. He always keeps his promises! This what your children need to hear.

Another way the Lord uses color to proclaim his faithfulness is through the rainbow. A special combination of light and water in the atmosphere produce the unique beauty of the rainbow. Everyone can appreciate the stunning beauty of God’s bow. However, only those who know God fully understand the rainbow is a promise that God will remember his covenant promise to Noah.

Colors and seasons are things we tend to take for granted. But if we do, we miss the wonder of God. As the seasons change allow yourself to be blown away by the colors. Let your children hear the praise of God flowing from your mouth. Tell your children that God specifically designed us to be dazzled by colors that announce his faithfulness. Your God is the God of color and seasons.

Praise his name!

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Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.