My daughter Elizabeth was less than two years old when she announced she wouldn't wear the color gray because in her words, "Gray not look good on me."
I'm not sure where she got the idea she didn't look good in gray or how she even knew what it really meant, but I am sure of this: Elizabeth wouldn't wear anything gray.
We can smile and snicker over her cute littler toddler expressions of assertiveness and individuality, but I want say this: Gray doesn't look good on any of us...but I'm not talking about the color of the clothes in our closet.
When I look around my community, listen to the news on television or read it on the internet, I see a society covered in gray. Few people are willing to stand on their principles for fear of being called a hater or bigot. Few people are willing to stand on the side of justice and the law for fear of being labeled a racist. Few people are willing to live according to the laws and expectations of God when they don't align with the world's view or their own selfish desires.
In short, few people are willing to call sin, sin; choosing instead to have a 'closet' full of gray.
But here's the thing...'wearing' gray isn't really an option for Christians. (Again, not the color--the attitude.) Jesus says the same thing using the analogy of hot and cold water instead of colors when he says in Revelation 3:15-16: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Getting rid of the gray in your 'closet' isn't a license to be rude, unkind, insensitive, self-righteous, or condescending. Neither does it make you more loved by our heavenly Father. Getting rid of the gray in your 'closet' makes you more obedient, faithful, compassionate, and willing to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus to a lost world.
Be salt and light,
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