Have you considered the primary colors in our world? Yellow, red, blue, green as well as black and white, allow us to enjoy our surroundings. Without color our existence would become a dull gray!
Think about yellow, what comes to your mind? Is it the sun, shining brilliantly? It may remind you of gold jewelry like a necklace. It reminds me of Heaven. Scripture says that in Heaven there are streets of gold (Rev. 21:21). God lives there and there are no bad things. God is perfect which means He has never done anything wrong. In fact, Heaven is a perfect place that God made for us!
However, Romans 3:23 says that we have all sinned. Sin is anything you think about, say, or do that does not please God. The dark color of black or dark blue reminds me of sin. We were all born knowing how to sin. No one has ever had to go to school to learn how to sin.
So if we have all sinned, how is anyone able to go to Heaven where there is no sin? God created a wonderful plan for us. The color red reminds me of this plan. God decided to come to earth, be born as a human, but never sin. He took all our sins on Him and died to pay the price for them. You know that when you go to a movie you have to pay to get inside. Jesus willingly paid for the ticket to get us into Heaven. The price was His own blood! That was what God required as payment our sin. Jesus died in our place. But He didnít stay dead (1 Corinthians 15: 3,4)! Thatís the best part! He came back alive after three days and is alive today in Heaven, waiting for us!
If someone gives us a gift, and we want to enjoy it--we have to open it. We have to open Jesusí gift tooóby asking for it and accepting it. Jesusí gift to us is cleaning our heart from all sin. By repenting or changing your mind about sin, you turn and go a different way. Now, you donít want to sin and displease God. Pray a simple prayer and talk to God like your best friendóbecause He is! Tell Him about your sin and that you believe that He died for you. Then ask Him to forgive you and clean up your heart. He will make you His child. That clean or white color reminds us of our clean heart. God cares for us so much, He died for us!
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