As I daily pass homes with blue shutters and doors, I am reminded that I do not share the same mystical worldview as my neighbors . They paint their doors the color of water to keep away evil spirits and appease the powers of water. They are aware of their vulnerability- that they lie at the mercy of water and nature and a spiritual realm. In my American mindset, I am quick to chuckle or even frown at their superstition... until I realize that maybe its actually weakness that my worldview leads me to believe I am in control, that I am ruling my life and my luck. Their blue doors remind me that we do live in a spiritual world and are at the mercy of the sea and the One who sets it's boundaries.
"...by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed." 2 Pe 3:5-6