I remember back when I was small, one of the very best presents I ever received was a huge box of crayons, the biggest one made, the one that had a sharpener built right into the box.
There were so many colors, with such lovely color-names, shades of blue, and purple and green; it almost made it an impossible decision which one to use first, and trying to find a way to use every single one.
I took such good care of each one, the end always with a sharp point, tearing off the paper cover tiny bit by tiny bit - I could get lost in the sheer pleasure of putting the colors on the paper, sometimes coloring in books, and sometimes just drawing what was in my head.
The most fun of all was to take the black crayon and make what appeared to be a huge scribble all over the page, then to go back and fill in all the spaces between the lines; each one a different color, the result was like a wonderful stained glass window, one that I had created, one that was uniquely mine.
Our love creates a window like that, each day filled with wonder we spend with each other - its like God took the black crayon and made the outline of the beauty He wants us to create that day.
The joy fills my heart each morning, when I see that brand new design, and the lovely large box of crayons we have to fill in between all the lines.
There are all shades of red filling in all over the design, like our love that fills the boundaries of our days, and blue like the sky for the joy that we feel just to be together, you and I.
Golden bits of yellow are scattered here and there, for all the blessings we discover each day, and green, so much green, like the grass at our feet, growing like our love does, stronger as time passes by.
There are all shades of purple, from light lavender to deep amethyst, making a border all around, for the jewels of God's word frame each day that we live, giving us all we need for our happiness to be complete.
By the end of the day, the spaces have all been filled in, and then we can step back and see, the loveliness of the window we've made this day.
I see in my minds eye, God lifting our day up, the colors transformed, each one now a transparent hue, and His love and grace shine thru the window, making our tender efforts a glorious vision to look through.
Every morning I awake with such anticipation to begin again, to see what the colors of this day will be, knowing that every one will be a different color of love, for this is what all our days are meant to be.
Each one is different, it seems they get lovelier every day we spend.... and our box of crayons always has new colors to add, like each morning, it is made brand new, and our gallery of windows grows in beauty, telling the story of our love, and I thank God for this gift that He's given, the gift that I have in you.