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Topic: Purple (11/05/09)
By Donna New
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God must have been feeling especially creative on that third day because He fashioned a flower called a pansy. He also might have been brooding about the fall of man, which was soon to come. The fall of man meant the death of the Man of Sorrows, His only Son, the Son whom He loved. So the pansy would be a symbol of the face of His Son, mysterious, sad, intriguing.
He chose for His canvas a translucent, fragile petal. It had to be painted with a tiny brush, very carefully. It took many strokes of deep purple and lavender paint. His Son would not be king on earth but a servant who washed His betrayer’s feet. He would be most honored in heaven for this. In fact every knee will bow to His Son, the King. So the color of royalty would do honor to Him as God painted this delicate flower. He placed a center of light in the middle to show the holiness in His Son’s eyes. The purple pansy was a beautiful sight, which enthralled the angels.
Years later as His Son walked the earth His days were troublesome because men were plotting His demise. He was walking through a field and noticed the pansy painted so regally and holy, in purple, lavender and yellow. He became aware that His Father’s promise was Kingship someday after the Son had completely poured out His love for His people. The Son felt such love and such peace He spoke these words to His followers. “Why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow. They neither toil nor spin. Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. (Matthew 6:28, 29 Amplified) The reason? Because that type of beauty is reserved for the One who was chastised for our peace and whose scars were for our healing. He alone deserves to wear the intricacies of His Father’s gentle hand.
When we get to heaven we will wear beautiful robes of white that have been washed in the blood of the Lamb. Maybe the Son, whom we know as Savior, Jesus, Prince of Peace, when He comes to the door of our mansion, will be wearing a purple and lavender robe with a belt of yellow to match the holiness in His eyes. Or maybe He’ll be clothed in the light of His own Holiness. Either way, God’s people and Solomon were not arrayed like this One will be.
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