Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Christian Outdoor Object Lesson 26: Why So Blue?

Photo Credit: Brennon Garner

Key Verse

“Trust in him at all times, you people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalms‬ ‭62:8‬ ‭WEB‬‬


There is blue everywhere you look. How you ever wondered ever why? The sky is blue and so is the ocean. Almost every body of water you look at appears blue. It is perhaps the most common color in nature, maybe second only to green. This could be why blue is such a common favorite color. Or maybe that is due to the way it causes a feeling of calm and peace.

What is it that makes the sky blue? Why does water look blue in an ocean or stream. This is a question scientists have studied closely. They have found that the sky is blue because water droplets scatter mostly blue light. When light travels through a water droplet, the main color it reflects is blue; other colors are absorbed. Bodies of water such as the ocean appear blue for the same reason.

Blue also appears on flags, in symbols, and in other significant places. For centuries blue has been an important color. This is because it is used to represent loyalty and trust.1 Many things in life are not certain. But the sky is. We can be sure that even though grey storm clouds come for a time. The blue sky will emerge after they pass. Sometimes the ocean may crash with great waves; rivers and lakes may flood dangerously white and foaming. But this too will pass. Before long, they will loyally return to a calm blue.

When Jesus created the sky, he made it a calming blue so that every time we look up towards heaven, we would be reminded that we have a loyal and trust-worthy God. He is our refuge and we can trust in him at all times just as Psalms 62:8 says. Even though storms cover the blue sky for a time, it will emerge again to calm and reassure us, just like our loyal God.


What is your favorite color? Do you know what is represents?

Do you think God is trust-worthy enough to pour your heart out to as the text in Psalms says?

Why do you think the Christian flag has blue on it?