Colors

What is your favorite color? Or rather, what are your favorite colors?

If you were to describe your emotions or feelings right now, what color(s) would be the best representation of you?

As for myself, I have never adopted lime green as my favorite color… until when I experienced vivid worship breakthroughs during “Glorious – Night of Worship,” a worship concert hosted by Integrity Music on November 2, 2010. During the first segment of worship, we lamented over the gravity of our sins and firmly professed our confidence in the completed and effective redemption of Christ Jesus on the cross for us. And when we had spent significant time dealing with our heart issues before God, lo and behold — the 5 panels of display backdrops blacked out. Replacing whatever that we had seen earlier on the backdrops was something entirely new. An imagery of fresh, young shoots in lime green emerged. Lime green, what a symbol of new vegetation and new life!

And that was a second time in my worship experience that the same color spoke clearly about God’s renewing power to me. The first time was about 20 years ago. That evening, one of the Chinese dance choreography told about life during a post-war situation. All the audience, including me, got wrapped up by the very sad story line. After we had shed all our tears over the sufferings in the storms of life, I was really appreciative of three silk parasols in lime green that were rolled across the backdrops in order to offer some hints of hope. Only God could offer such hope. I thought to myself. But I was rather young and naive at that point of time. I did not dwell on that thought deeper after that.

What about you? What colors that, when combine with a worship music — with melody and lyrics– could potentially minister to you today?

Do you see the following colors in these worship songs?

* Blue and gold in “There is none like You” by Lenny LeBlanc

* White and silver in “Thank you for the Cross/Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

* Black and yellow in “Trading my sorrow” by Darrell Evans

* Plum and white in “I just want You” by Vicki Yohe

* Black, red and the wooden Cross in “Running back to You” by Heather Headley

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About Florence Kuek

Was lecturer and researcher at a state university. Currently serving as Head of Student Services at a college. Has a pastoral heart for people. PhD candidate, Chinese Studies at University of Malaya.
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