Showing True Colors

Almost unnoticeable

Almost unnoticeable

When our son’s family came to visit, we stopped at a country farm. While walking through one section, a peacock strutted past with his feathers down and closed. We were almost to pass him by unnoticed, when suddenly he spread his lofty feathers into a wide fan of rainbow colors. Our jaws dropped open in amazement! Had we not caught him showing his true colors, we might have passed by unimpressed, not seeing his true potential. Isn’t that also true with people? We often don’t see our fellow human beings in their full glory and magnificence. We fail to see their glorious fan of qualities and brilliant features. Sometimes it’s because their true colors aren’t fanned out for all to see. They are closed and down. We pass by because we don’t see what is magnificently yet quietly hidden. It is our responsibility to see others in their true colors, whether feathers are fanned or closed. Everyone is a beloved son or daughter of God. Once recognized, we have an obligation to reflect their beautiful aura to others. “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).  I have to work on this continually.

Showing His True Colors

Showing His True Colors

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