There is a new, tiny bird in the yard that is very, very blue. Blue like the back of a bluebird but blue all over. The bird book calls it an Indigo Bunting, yet the bird book says “It isn’t blue; it is a black bird.” The bird book says it doesn’t have blue feathers, but “sunlight is refracted within the structure of the bunting’s feathers, making them appear blue.” When the sunlight hits the black feathers, they reflect light and it appears like the color blue. It is similar to sunlight bouncing off dust and mist after a rain to make the colors in a rainbow. Christians are to be like this bird, our lives refracting and bending to Jesus and sacrificing our lives out of love for Jesus. Christians are also to be reflectors reflecting the love of Christ, the Son of Righteousness. And when we receive and reflect His love, then we are made beautiful. As we surrender ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit, others will begin to see Christ shining through us. And instead of the black of sin they see the light of love.
– Virginia Thompson