True Colors of our faith

True Colors  of our faith

And I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
I see your true colors
Shining through (true colors)
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful (they’re beautiful)
Like a rainbow
Oh oh…

There was a great song, and it has been covered and remade by a variety of people through the years, from the 80’s done by Cyndi Lauper called ‘True Colors’. This song for me personally has had much significance and meaning for me and my life for a long time and for many reasons and still does. I have used this song and the idea of my true colors in my other writings about my journey through my own motherhood. I feel like the lyrics of this song particularly the chorus can have many applications in life in a number of ares. You might be wondering how this can be relevant to one’s journey of faith. Once we have as individuals have chosen the road less traveled there are true colors that we see, follow and will show to our culture for them to hopefully to chose to see and follow as well. In showing these true colors of the message of love and Gospel of hope and salvation to our salvation we are showing the world the path to travel and follow as believers in Jesus Christ. I remember when I was growing up as a kid and in VBS we had for would make a power band as a tool for sharing the message of good news of salvation with people. It was a leather band and we would put six colored beads on which were black, red, blue, white, green and yellow. Each bead had a particular meaning and significant relevant to the plan of salvation.

 

The first color bead on the band of salvation is black. This color represents the idea of Sin, that we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Also symbolized by black is the darkness of sin in our lives and the world. Moreover blackness because in our sin it’s impossible to have a relationship with God. The second component is the belief that without salvation we are dead in our sin and have no life apart from, in and through Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23) The second bead is red and this color represents the sacrificial death and redemptive blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross for our sins. This action and sacrifice of and price paid by Jesus is essential and mandatory for our salvation (Romans 5:8) There is absolutely no salvation without the blood of Christ being shed for the forgiveness our sins. This belief of Jesus atoning for our and the world sins is what is meant by John 14:6. It is through Jesus and Jesus alone that we have a way to the Father and to be forgiven of our sins and that we can have a relationship with God.

The third color bead and part of the message of salvation represented on the power band is the color of white. This color represents purity. This also symbolizes that once we are saved by putting our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior our sins are forgiven and we are now made pure cleans from all of our sins in and through Jesus Christ. This is where the theology and doctrine of our purification and sanctification comes from. This is the idea that we are made holy, set apart, made pure and set free from our sin because of the redemptive blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (I John 3:5) Blue is the fourth bead and color on the power band of salvation. This represents the act and sacrament of Baptism. The belief that is being baptized is that the water has washed away our sines and we now have a new life in and through Christ. The idea of being baptized is to show and give an outwardly expression and representation to the world of our choice to be a believer and follower of Christ. Also it symbolizes the inner change that has happened inside of us after choosing to follow Christ as our Lord and Savior. (Acts 2:41)

The next bead is the fifth bead and it is the color of green. Green symbolizes our new found life eternal in and because of Jesus Christ. Also represented by green is the idea of our growth and continual growth in Christ and in our faith. This is the beginning of our journey of faith we now travel as believers and followers of Christ (2 Peter 3:18). The sixth and final, although not least, bead and color on the power band of salvation is of gold or yellow. Represented by this color is the idea of heaven. This symbolized the belief of life after death and our true home being prepared for us with God and Jesus for life eternal. As beliers we look to and should long for the day when we are home with God and Jesus in heaven (John14: 2- 3). It is in and through these true colors of salvation that we show our culture and the world and share with theme the message of love and the gospel of hope through the good news of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior we

These are the true colors of our faith as individual believers and as collectively as the body of Christ and for our culture and for the world for whom may believe in Christ Jesus. To mean while these true colors make total sense for the message end Gospel of Christ I have always found these choice in colors of the power band of salvation most interesting. Stay with me a minute another thing I have always found interesting the colors in the Olympic flag. I have always loved the olympic games and enjoy watching them. I think the reason why I have always loved and enjoyed Olympic games that it’s the representation of and the idea of the for a certain time the world comes together regardless of color, race, nationality and ethnicity. For a short while the worlds stops and all falls by the wayside and comes together united for a common goal, in harmony and peace.

I remember noticing one time as a kid when watching I noticed the flag and the color of the rings in the flag. What I find interesting is that the flag and the power band of salvation have the exact same colors in them black, red, blue, white, green and yellow. I have wondered if that is a coincidence or just because so many flags of the world have similar colors in them that comprise of these six colors. Then could it be there is significance and meaning in all things in life that point back to the the true colors that represent and point back to the message of love and Gospel of hope of Salvation that comes from Jesus Christ that is for all mankind and the whole world. Moreover that its this message that Jesus Christ alone can we as mankind and the world truly find peace, harmony and be united through message of love and the Gospel of hope only found in Jesus Christ. Its these colors that have and represent the most true meaning of love and hope through Jesus for all, you, me, our culture and the whole world. May we as believers strive to always show and shine the meaning of the true colors of message of love, the gospel of hope and the good news of salvations of Jesus Christ to the world as we journey forward in our faith.

About Heartfelt Meditations

I am a published author and was published in 2011. My passions in writing involves my journey through motherhood, my faith and my love for America and our history. I live in Louisiana bur am from Texas.
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