Today I woke up, and I went to my closet to find something to wear. I already had on a black undershirt that I felt too tired to take off. So I slipped on a white shirt over top of it. It wasn’t until just now that I realized how much significance this was.
Black, just think about the color. What does it stand for? Darkness, depression, void-ness, hurt, anger, pain, suffering. And what about white? Happiness, light, hope, purity, security.
In our day to day life, we experience and see so much black all around us. Just taking five seconds to stop and look at the news is so depressing. There’s so much pain all around us, for some of us, we live in it daily. But some of us pulled a white shirt on. Hope. Purity. Security. The things we all want so badly.
It reminds me of that hymn, “Jesus Paid it All”… you know the lyrics: “Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe, sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.”
If you replace crimson with black – You get the picture.
Jesus covered me with a white cloth. I’m complete in Him. I’m protected. The darkness is gone, now I see light that I couldn’t reach on my own. And I have an inevitable hope carrying me through every day.
The most beautiful part of it? Hope is there for everyone.
For I have plans for you, says the Lord, not to harm you, but to give a hope and a future.