The Green Song

Finding green lights for your dreams.

 Part of the Hawaiian Insights series.

 “Mom, sing the green song.” My young son would get us all to sing in the car when we were stuck at a long red light. It seemed to work, lessening the time stopped in traffic or at least getting us to laugh and giggle while we waited. As my sons have grown, now I ask them to sing the “green” song if we’re in a hurry. It’s made me more sensitive to the color green, especially since we live in a semi-arid climate without much of a verdant landscape.

New life blossoms from this tree's brokenness.

New life blossoms from this tree’s brokenness.

When we were hiking in Hawaii recently, I encountered this tree that had grown winding itself around a volcanic rock. The roots were tangled all around it, yet some storm had come and clear knocked off the large tree.

A mess of baby ferns and green moss grew around the bottom, signaling life was still ready to burst forth in a new spendor.

Tiny ferns and moss cover the rock.

Tiny ferns and moss cover the rock.

It made me think of how God can use our broken places to bring new life, new perspective once more. There are so many times He’s walked with me through brokenness and brought me to a place of new growth. Up on that mountain I felt so close to His touch.

Gecko on Kauai. Such intricate details on the little guy.

Gecko on Kauai. Such intricate details.

There was more green in I found in Hawaii. This little gecko was getting some evening sun before the sunset. His spots were so bright and stripes so intricate. Seeing beauty in these little creatures reignites my hope and makes me smile.

Gorgeous green quilting fabrics. Wild patterns and shapes explode with fresh inspiration.

Gorgeous green quilting fabrics. Wild patterns and shapes explode with fresh inspiration.

Doesn’t the vibrancy make you feel the electricity in the hues? I want to be open to that level of beauty in life. Sometimes it feels like life’s cares choke out simple beauty. Today when you see something green, remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, too, and bathe in the moment of possibility.

What inspires you to be open to possibilities? Colors, textures, beauty, activities?

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