You will notice in theses pictures that the cross is draped in blue. There are bare branches on either side of the cross with a few that have buds. Why? In the Bible blue is used to veil the Holy of Holies, adorn the throne room of Heaven and bring beauty to the Lord (Exodus 24:10, Ezekiel 1:26). If you look at the primary colors blue is the only one that is considered a “passive” pigment. Meaning it lets the others shine and is considered a color for looking inward (think of a deep ocean or sky). As we walk through this season of lent we start with the coolest color on the spectrum. As you reflect on the cross know that Jesus loves you just as you are, right now. Is there something that God could thaw in your heart? Is there a place that feels so deep down and hardened that you need the light of God to give it life again? Look at the buds in the vase of dead branches and think about how God can bring back new life after a season of winter. Our beautiful, holy, deep God wants to start with where you are and walk you to the springtime of the soul.
Scripture Reflection: I Peter 5:6
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.”