Wednesday, October 19, 2011

God Sendings


What is going on with PURPLE? It started when Oswald Chambers compared forgiveness to the fragrance emitted by a violet when it is crushed under someone’s foot. Well, violets are purple. So this fragrance of forgiveness is the color of royalty -- purple, which would be God.

Then I went to a someone’s house to pick up some papers, and his wife invited me in to see her back patio, because, she said, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, purple violets had been springing up everywhere -- even in between the flagstones. I told her about the fragrance thing and the purple thing and she told me that her mother recently died. We talked about whether they might have been sent from heaven.

Last but not least, I went into the office, and guess what? Each staff member’s files were going to be color-coded from then on. And guess what color was handed to me? PURPLE!


  1. Isn't it wonderful when things just make sense?

  2. From Follower Carl who can't post using the comment feature and who asked me to post this for him, which I am GLAD to do:

    Hi Whitney,

    My year of purple. I bought two different 6 packs of cosmos because one had a purple color in the stem and the other didn't. I was hoping for white and purple cosmos. The green stem cosmos were the first to blossom....purple blossoms. The ones with purple in the stem grew three foot tall with no blossoms....until late September and they finally blossomed...purple blossoms. I also bought two other smaller flower six packs, one promised to be indigo blue blossoms, the other...purple and white blossoms. The indigo died out quickly... the purple and white are still blooming. What was the most healthiest vegetable of all my deck garden planters? Eggplant....purple perfections. My youngest daughter bought a variety packet of bell peppers and what color peppers did all the plants produce......purple. And why do they call bruises "black and blue"? I believe it should be called black and purple as I never saw any blue in a bruise unless you talk about the emotion that goes with the pain. Finally I could swear my Maine Coon cat Owen just curled up next to me and he started to say "purr...ple.....purr...ple......purr...........

    Love you and feel free to share!!!!


  3. Oh Carl, the comment is great. I am especially enamored with Owen's purrple... just makes my day! Thanks, Carl!

  4. This from Claudia, who also cannot post a comment using the blog's comment feature. I wish I knew how to fix this, but I don't, so I encourage you to e-mail or FB me with your comments if you want them posted, I will do -- like this:

    Dear Whitney,
    God sendings? YES! Absolutely no doubt about it. One after another after another. He shows, and teaches and leads-- using people, written words and word-pictures. I laugh outloud and say, "Okay Lord, I get it!" He uses anything He chooses to drop His message into my little life. I think this is the joy of the Lord!

  5. Like the murex shellfish off the Mediterranean coast of Tyre, which when crushed, produces the purple dye which used to be used to dye the robes of kings. Just like your violets.

    "The quality of mercy is not strained.
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
    Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
    The throned monarch better than his crown.
    His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings.
    But mercy is above this sceptered sway;
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings;
    It is an attribute of God himself;
    And earthly power doth then show like God's
    When mercy seasons justice."

    Merchant of Venice. (Act IV scene 1)

  6. Mercy (exactly what I most need now) ... an attribute of God HImself.... thank You Lord, for this awesome bit!

  7. p.s. what i loved most (above) is it's a PURPLE bit!

  8. FYI, the PURPLE is leading me into a whole insight into HELIOTROPISM, which you probably known all about because of your Green Fingers. To me, that "compelling" of the tulip bulb to seek the heat, to break through the earth into the Light, is a metaphor of human yearning. I am going to write a blog on this, because I am so excited. I have sensed that peeps are "hard-wired" to seek the Light, but now I see it more clearly. Like Carl Jung, I think there's such a thing as human heliotropism" though some who seek get lured into fake light (manmade tanning salons) and many never seek at all, just smother their seeker beepers with ever more "dirt" from the earth in which we live. Those who break through the "earth" come into the Light where there is Life with a capital "L." God says, "I give you blessings and cursings, death and life... choose life." Thanks be to God, I found my way through the hard ground into the Sonlight, where I have found my purpose is to point the way to other seekers -- point and pray; pray for the prey -- that they too would bloom in the Son.