In the instructions given to Moses, blue prevails as the favored color of YHWH for the Old Covenant tabernacle where His presence resided, in its curtain and priest, coverings for the Ark of the Covenant and altars, and garment tassels for the people.
If the Savior's words are recorded in the red of blood, I choose to record the Father's words in the blue of ocean, sky, and tabernacle. It's not my favorite color—the color in which I am well pleased when I see or wear or use it—but I'd like to think it's all those things for Him.
And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens torn open and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
~ Mark 1:10-11 (NKJV)
Jesus is the firstborn Son of the Father, but not the last. In being born again, we gain a new identity and inheritance, in becoming children of the same Father (Romans 8:29). But we also become the tabernacle of the New Covenant (2 Corinthians 6:16), the place for God to reside on earth.
Though we may quench His Spirit or yield to being filled with His Spirit, (and we may disciplined by Him), we are also His beloved sons and daughters, in whom He is well pleased.
And perhaps, when He sees us through the blood of His firstborn Son, we are cast in a new and blue light.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
~ 1 John 3:2 (NKJV)
I love You, Abba. Please help us see ourselves as You do, beloved and not condemned, bearing the color of Your light.
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