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Another Closer Look at The Bigger Picture

April 28, 2019

Several asked about what in particular I find to be such “good stuff” in the image I included here yesterday.

As always, glad you asked!

Everything in the artwork on display seems black and white, with one exception. And it’s a butterfly. And it’s red.

The butterfly is an outstanding symbol for Easter, Resurrection, and the New Life we’re given in Christ.

Red is the color of one half of the logo of The United Methodist Church; the other is the cross. Red is there to represent what seemed to be “tongues of fire” on the birthday of the Church (Acts 2) when everyone present heard the Good News of The Gospel in their own languages (again, Acts 2).

So what? So this — this simple image reminds me that we live in a time when it’s convenient for many to see everything in stark contrasts of black and white…but there’s a red butterfly over here, faithfully bringing life and color in the midst of what seems to be highly-structured chaos.

Draw your own conclusions. Make your own applications to events and decisions in church and culture. And as always I’ll relish hearing from you.

See you back here tomorrow.

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