Discover a symbolic meaning for each of the wire colors!

Everyday objects can carry very special symbolism.

I have alway loved the narration "Deck of Cards" by T. Texas Tyler, in which he describes how a soldier who did not have a Bible used a deck of cards as a prayer book and an almanac. It is an excellent example of how we can find special symbolism in everyday objects. YouTube seems to change which files are available often. If the linked file is gone, you might locate another version by searching for "Deck of Cards - T. Texas Tyler".

Christians often find special symbolism in many simple everyday objects, such as the outline of a fish.

We can even find a special symbolism in the simple colors of wires in a telephone cable!

Beyond the technical relevance of the wire colors, each color can symbolize something much more significant to Christians.

Different people have different interpretations, but here are mine:

Christ's purity, holiness, virtue, and forgiveness
Salvation through the Blood of Jesus
Sin, which separates us from God
The glow of Christ's Love, providing hope through the promise of eternal life
  Violet (Purple)  
God's grace
Confession and baptism by water and the Holy Spirit
Praising God in joy and thanksgiving
Spiritual growth
The Cross and Christ bearing the burden of our sins
Slate (Gray)
A life built on the solid rock of faith in Christ

After a quick review of this page, you'll probably have one of four reactions.
Here are they are, along with my responses:

1) I'm not a Christian, but I feel something important is missing in my life. I want to learn more about Jesus and becoming a Christian.
Praise God! That's really why this page is here. I have another special page, just for you!

2) This is not why I'm visiting I'm busy and need to quickly find the wire color code info to solve my phone problems.
Apologies for the slight delay. Just follow this wire color code link or return to the HomePage and follow the links to other information you need about telephone wiring!
You are welcome to revisit this page in the future when you have more time.

3) I'm not a Christian and might even feel a little offended that I was brought to this page.
In no way did I intend to offend you. I recognize your right to practice any religion, or none at all. In fact, I served 20 years in the US Army to defend your right to do just that. I only ask that you acknowledge my right to do the same.
You are welcome to return to the HomePage and follow the other links to the information you need. The advice on this site is free to all!
You are also welcome to revisit this page if you feel the urge in the future. It will be here as long as the site is active!

4) I am a Christian also; thanks for sharing this.
Don't thank me; Thank God. Without His inspiration, this page wouldn't be here. Please feel free to send me an email sharing your thoughts on the Christian symbolism of the wire colors.

You also might be asking "Why do you have this on your web site? Do you think you are better than other people?" No, completely the opposite. I'm a sinner, just like everyone else, but I am among the many who have accepted the gift of salvation and feel it is part of my responsibility to share that gift with as many people as possible. I have found a poem that expresses exactly how I feel:


When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost!
That's why I chose this way"

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I don't speak with human pride
I'm confessing that I stumble-
Needing God to be my guide

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong
I'm professing that I'm weak
And pray for strength to carry on

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success
I'm admitting that I've failed
And cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I don't think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
Asking humbly to be taught

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are all too visible
But God believes I'm worth it

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache,
Which is why I seek His name

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority...
I only know I'm loved

Used by Permission
Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer


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