Genesis 1:11-12– God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, every sort of fruit-bearing tree.”And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, and fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. God saw that it was good. (MSG)
October again and riotous colors pour across our Ontario landscape. The trees sport every variety of red, auburn, gold and green. These of course, are the expected shades of fall here. However, around the corner from our place, there stands a maple tree dressed completely in hot pink! Who would ever think it! Why, the Great God of the Unexpected, of course!
Ponder it! He could have given us one lonely shade of green. Instead, He gave us avocado green and lime green and aqua green and grass green, more greens than we can even count! What an imagination! And that wonderful God also created us, each one different, yet the same, to do and be the unexpected to the lost around us. What shade of God’s green are we serving up for the world today?
Prayer: Wonderful, Imaginative God! Give us the imagination to think out of our one-dimensional box and display some of your green to someone today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.