Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Colors of Life

Like she tends to do, my little girl made me stop and think the other day when she asked the question, "why are there colors?" I began attempting to extract my dusty junior high science knowledge about wavelengths and light spectrums and then I paused for a second and simply explained that it is because Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to be happy.

At the time I felt like I was giving her the easy answer. But after I have thought about it a little bit more I have felt the reality of this simple truth. Why are there so many colors and so many incredible things to see? Why do we have the opportunity to experience wonderful smells, tastes, textures, and sights? I believe that the answers to these questions really are as uncomplicated as this: our Heavenly Father wants us to enjoy our mortal existence. As we can read in the often-quoted scripture of 2 Nephi 2:25, "...men are, that they might have joy."

Where I live we are finally officially enjoying the season of spring. Everything seems so vibrant this year. From bright greens on newly budding trees to the clear blue of the sky there are many gorgeous reminders of the love of our Father in heaven and his desire for us to be happy. I hope that we can each enjoy life's small pleasures a little more fully and give credit where credit is definitely due.


Tera said...

Bridget, I always love your posts. I have felt the same way about spring this year. The colors are brighter and more vibrant. Perhaps it seems so because we have waited so long for it to arrive.

I imagine it will be the same when Christ returns to the earth. We have waited so long for Him to return. The event will be more vibrant and more exciting than we could have imagined. The joy will be immense!

Emily said...

I'm so glad you're still doing this blog. I've been a real slacker! I'm sure you're always trying to think of things to add, which keeps you in a very spiritually aware state of mind.