Written by Amber Tafao
Yesterday you read about the flowers that represent Easter. Now, close your eyes and picture the color that represents the Easter story. Perhaps one of the colors that flitted across the palette of your mind was a beautiful, royal purple color. You often see a swath of purple silk draped beautifully from a cross during this season.
The first mention of the color purple being used for a royal purpose is in Exodus 25:4 when the Lord gives Moses a command to have the people gather things to present an offering to Him, one of which was “blue, purple, and scarlet yarns and fine linens.” This offering was an exceedingly special one as it followed the establishment of a new covenant between God and His people and would be sacrificed in a new sanctuary that was to be the dwelling place for the Almighty among His people.
When you see the color around you over these next few weeks, consider the sheer royalty of Christ and that He has made a way for you to be a part of His kingdom. Remember that “you are a chosen people a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).