“Colorful Creator”

My article from the January 2016 Pilgrim’s Progress newsletter.

A couple of weeks ago in Sunday School, I surprised myself by saying that I find God in color.

In 2008 when we began planning for the renovation of our worship space, Ric Reitz asked me about incorporating stained glass into the design.  My response?  “We’re not a stained glass church.”  Can you believe I said that?

Fortunately, I came to my senses and remembered Merridy Palmer, a regular visitor who was—wait for it—a stained glass artist.  I sent her contact info to Ric.  What you see each Sunday (and in lots of FB posts from me) is the result of Merridy’s amazing design.

But back to God…

Since my surprise confession that I find God in color, every time I enter the sanctuary, I think—How are the colors, the light, the lack of light—helping me encounter God?  THEN I got a crazy idea.  Why not blog about the colors and what the different manifestations of color and light are teaching me about God?

So, that’s what I’ll be doing.  I’m going to blog about our Colorful Creator in 2016.  I know.  In the past, I’ve promised to blog consistently and haven’t always (ever?) followed through.  But I’m going to try really hard this time!  And I hope as the year progresses, you’ll share with me some of your experiences of God in color and light.


Afternoon light, mid-December

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