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Noted artist Vincent Van Gogh turned away from the faith which had been imparted to him in his Christian home and sank into depression and self-destruction. But later in his life by the grace of God, as he began to embrace that faith again, his life took on new hope, and he gave to that hope color, specifically the color yellow, which evoked for him hope and warmth in then truth of God’s love.

In his depression period, seen in his The Starry Night, there is a yellow sun and yellow swirling stars because Van Gogh thought that truth was only present in nature. The church, which stands tall in the painting and should be the house of truth, is the only item with no traces of yellow.

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But later, when his life was on the mend, he painted The Raising of Lazarus, and the entire picture is bathed in yellow. He even put his own face on Lazarus to express his hope in the Resurrection.

Yellow tells the whole story. Like Van Gogh, we can start over.

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