Walking in the Fall Colors

The Colors of Fall – we see them all around us during the changes in daylight and cool nights. Fall colors can be glorious. Some are warm, many are vibrant, extraordinarily rich, and emit the feeling of energy. Red, orange, yellow, purple and brown.

Red
There's just something about the trees that are full of red leaves glistening in the sun. It's just extraordinary. They stick out and you notice them.

Red brings up the thought of passion. No matter where we are in our walk, we all could do with a little more passion for Christ. We should stick out in a good way. We should reflect all that brilliance of Christ.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Orange
The color orange is so beautiful in the fall. We see it in not just the fall leaves, but in the seasonal pumpkins as well. Orange reflects warmth and symbolizes thoughtfulness and sincerity. We should be that warm inviting person that cares about others.

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

Yellow
The yellow color of fall makes us all feel warm and happy. The yellow of a fall evening campfire. Yellow conjures up joy and cheerfulness.
We should have warmth and joy in our hearts and that joy should reflect out through us.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22,23

Purple
Some of the colors we see in fall are the striking shades of purple. Purple is the color of royalty. We are royalty in Christ. Our behavior should reflect that royalty. We should be striking as Christians.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:16,17

Brown
If we didn't have all that brown in the midst of the bright fall colors, they probably wouldn’t be so brilliant. Brown represents stability and it anchors all those other beautiful colors of fall. In Christ, we have our anchor. Others can see if we are living for Christ and depending on Him in our lives. It comes out in our actions and behavior.

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6,7


Conclusion:
Showing Christ through our behavior is so important in our witness to others . Our "colors" do matter. How we act and behave is what people see when they look at us.

So, what colors are you projecting?

Mike Heflebower

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