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Topic: Purple (11/05/09)
TITLE: Reflecting on the colour purple
By anne fraser
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When I was five years of age I was a flower girl at my cousin's wedding. I can remember the excitement when choosing the colour for my dress. I choose purple and I had sweet violets in my flower girl basket. I also wore a headband that was interwoven with small purple flowers. The men all wore kilts that had purple running through the tartan and they also had purple heather buttonholes.
I was ecstatic when my friend asked me to be her bridesmaid. Even more so when she told me that the bridesmaids were to wear purple dresses. As a present I was given a Charles Rennie McIntosh necklace with a purple amethyst.
I live in Scotland and I am only a twenty minute car drive away from beautiful Loch Lomond. I love to visit the lochs and the hills. The purple heather grows wild along the banks of the lochs and on the hillside. Often I pick some purple heather and pine and take it home. I then allow it to dry and make dried flower basket arrangements. I usually tie a tartan ribbon round the basket. The baskets make good presents for friends.
One of my favourite Bible stories is about Lydia the seller of purple cloth. Lydia sold the cloth to royalty and wealthy people. The money she made from selling the purple cloth made her a wealthy woman.
We are told that she was a Gentile who worshipped God but was not a member of the Christian community. After meeting and listening to Paul she and her household were baptised. Therefore, Lydia was the first European convert. Lydia offered Paul and the other missionaries hospitality and the use of her home. Her house became a centre for the Philippian church. (Good News Bible -Acts 16:14-15,40)
The definition of the word purple is royalty and wealth.
Lydia sold purple material, which was mostly worn by royalty. Lydia used her wealth to further the advancement of Christianity. She not only opened her heart to God, she opened her home to God's people. A truly loyal servant of the Lord.
Having finished my reflections on the colour purple, I can say that the most meaningful reflection to me is the story about Lydia - the purple seller.
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