Bella Vista Church of Christ

LIFELINES

03/11/2020

Bob Spaw

 

What Color Is God?

 

  It was great! We had looked forward to a week with our granddaughter for the past year. But now toward the end of her stay, I sat reflecting on the amount of time it takes to entertain a five year old. Suddenly I noticed a strange quietness in the house. "Amy, what are you doing?" I called from the edge of my chair.

 

  "I'm drawing you a picture of Grandma."

 

  "What kind of picture?" I asked as I settled back in my easy chair a little relieved that I wouldn't have to get up yet.

 

  "I drawing you a picture of God," Amy replied.

 

  This should be interesting, I thought to myself. After a few minutes, the small voice from the other room asked, "What color is God?" My answer was almost out of my mouth-but I caught myself in time and asked, "What color do you think God is?" After a moment of thoughtful silence the young voice replied, "I'm not sure, maybe forest green or sunset orange or sky blue."

 

  "You don't think God might be brown or black or maybe white?" I replied.

 

  "Don't be silly," said Amy. "If God were one of these colors people might think they were better than others just because of their color!"

 

  Question! Does the color of our God affect where we take the Gospel?

 

  Genesis 1.27 says, "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female created He them."

 

  Matthew 28.19-20 tells us; "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

—Bob Spaw