I love the yellow-greens and bright fiery oranges and the deep reds.
I love all the bright-colored fall leaves, but I don’t like the murky purple-brown leaves. I have always tried to ignore them… until one day when I realized that God had made that color, too. He chose it on purpose – he designed it. But it’s so ugly! I thought –
And in my heart I realized I feel the same way about my emotions as I do about leaves.
I like the bright, sparkly emotions like happiness, laughter, excitement, rejoicing… but I try to ignore sadness, anger, mourning…
But God made all of my emotions – they are all part of the palette… maybe I should accept all the “colors” of my emotions __
Ignoring them hasn’t really worked anyway!
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…