Dull Brown Eyes:#thestencilfiedjournal
Dull Brown Eyes
The color brown reminds me of all the things that I could do without in life such as rodents, prunes, dirt, and poop. I can’t think of many things that are the color brown that I actually like, except perhaps my son’s chocolate brown eyes. His eyes combined with the puppy dog look, melt my heart. I myself, have honey brown eyes but I didn’t always like them. I wanted green eyes and curly hair.
Growing up, I always liked the story about Amy Carmichael. She was born with brown eyes but wanted blue eyes. She prayed every night that God would change her eyes to blue. Every morning she would wake up expecting them to be changed but they never were. When she became an adult, Amy became a missionary to India. She was able to save many young girls given over to temple prostitution by their families, by dying her skin with coffee and pretending to be a native. Until then, she didn’t know why God hadn’t answered her prayers. Indian people all have brown eyes. If she had had blue, her disguise would have been uncovered and she would not have been able to be used of God in that capacity to save all those little girls.
While I never prayed for green eyes, I knew that God made me the way he wanted me. I have never saved or impacted a life solely due to the color of my eyes but I love this story and use it as a reminder that God knows what He is doing. He doesn’t make mistakes.
Creating the Journal Page
I am sharing another prompt for #thestencilfiedjournal. As you can see this prompt is to stencil with my least favorite color. That color for me is brown. As I looked through my collection of colors I realized that my brown paint was almost completely full. Probably because I can’t stay away from those bright colors. I also wrote about the things I love on my gentleman’s suit coat. When it comes to listing my loves in life, the list is endless. But my pen didn’t particularly like writing over a painted surface so I had to stop short of a completed list.
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