On Mother’s Day, my mom and I went for a walk. It was about 8 p.m. and the sun was quickly descending. As we walked, my mom made an interesting point about the color of the trees. She noted that without the light of the sun, the leaves on the trees looked black, even though they are a vibrant spring green. She commented that if someone had never seen trees before and saw their first tree on the walk with us that night, they would think the color of trees is black.
She then related this to the light the gospel of Jesus Christ brings into our lives. Without the light of the gospel, truth may appear to be something that it actually is not. Only when we view life with the light of the gospel can we see truth for what it really is.
There are so many voices in the world telling us how things “are” or how things “should be.” We need to be careful that we don’t allow ourselves to fall prey to these voices. God is the creator of truth. Truth can never change. Our perspective may change, but God’s truths are absolute.
I know that when I feel particularly insecure, it’s because I am not fully looking at life with the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Just as the light of the sun illuminates the trees, the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ illuminates truth and perhaps changes the “color” of our perspective to see ourselves, each other, and God as we and He really are.
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