Black and blue or gold and white? The great debate has become a part of our evening news, water cooler conversations, and blowing up Facebook news feeds. The funny thing to me is that people are passionate about this. I mean, really passionate. Color is color. It is what it is, right?
How can we prepare our kids for the day when someone wants to argue passionately that there are no moral absolutes? That the way I see things may very greatly from the way you see things? One dress.....two opinions.....one faith........lots of interpretations.
Get the ball rolling:
Show everyone the picture (they've probably already seen it). Ask everyone to share what color they believe the dress to be.
Ask "how is it possible that I see gold and white and you see black and blue?"
Ask "How could a person get to the bottom of what color this dress really is?"
(For a great explanation about this visual mystery visit this web site)
"People will challenge your faith at some point. Someday someone will be passionately trying to explain your faith away. Whether it's views on homosexuality, abortion, or that there are many paths that lead to heaven. It's important that you know where to go when looking to determine the truth."
"How can you always know the truth about who God is and what He thinks about things?"
God's Word. God's Word will NEVER discount itself. Throughout each chapter and verse, we can see the steady hand of God that is always at work, and never changes. He doesn't intend to keep himself a mystery. He wants us to know who He is. We discover the truth about who He is by getting into The Word.
It's ok to not have all of the answers. Just get the ball rolling. Get them talking about something that is relevant. Faith discussions don't just have to happen in Sunday School.
For the record, I see gold and white. Don't try to convince me it's not. :) To read about the science behind this phenomenon, click here.