Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blue Doors of the Mediterranean

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.

" 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