Jesus’ Favorite Color

We would search the Scriptures in vain to discover whether Jesus was a dog or cat person, morning or night person, or even introvert or extrovert. We can guess, of course, and many will do so, but we don’t know what his favorite color was. Nor does it matter in the least.

We can guess, too, that one of the reasons God has not shared that information in His Word is that He does not want to influence our own personalities and preferences. He has no argument with those choices of ours, and I suspect that He rather enjoys the diversity.

The trouble is, often we do not delight in these differences in tastes, preferences, and the hundreds of unconscious decisions which make us human. Our own may be so ingrained within our unconscious minds that we can’t even imagine someone choosing differently. Roller coaster people just can’t understand the merry-go-rounders, and vice versa.

That reality gets in the way of relationships because we forget that being like Jesus and following Jesus has to do with our character, not our personality. It relates to our moral and spiritual makeup, not whether we prefer coffee or tea, or are carnivores or vegans. When we elevate our choices to the level of unwritten law, we begin to look down on anyone who sees things differently.

When Jesus was at the wedding in Cana (John 2), and they ran out of wine, just what kind did He make? I like to think Jesus had a good time with that kind of thing. Maybe He anticipated a 1972 Bordeaux, or wowed the wedding guests with His own version of a Syrah or Malbec. No one knows or can know.

His mother merely told Him, “They have no wine,” and He took care of the rest in His own way. Maybe, with a little thought, we can give others that same freedom. When we learn to delight in others’ choices and preferences, we are acknowledging them as individual Creations in the image of God. And who knows, maybe they will do the same for us.

“I entreat Euodia, and I entreat Syntyche, to agree in the Lord.”
Philippians 4:2
(Not on their favorite color.)

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