Advent ~ The Color Red
This ornament is actually hanging on the outside tree of our neighbor’s yard. But as it is with me, I saw it and thought of the color red. It’s also my favorite color. But this had a different message for me.
Red is an emotionally intense color. It is known for representing energy, passion, fire and blood, courage, joy, action and vibrance. It captures attention.
When I saw this ornament, it reminded me of the blood that was shed by baby Jesus later on in His life on earth. And… that was done for me. The purpose of Jesus coming to earth was so that I could have that freedom through Jesus. He was courageously compassionate. The facets on this ornament made me think of the many facets of God, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I am still learning about the facets of the Holy One, and I am happy to share that I don’t know that much about Him in terms of what I still have yet to learn.
I once read a book called “The Noticer”. In that book, the author talked about noticing what is going on around us and then being available to take part. God is showing us where we need to be and what we need to do, IF we are willing to notice when He shows us, and listen and take action when He speaks.
May God help you be a notice this Advent where you can be a part of what HE is doing, v.s. asking God to be a part of what you are doing.
Oh the blood of Jesus…that washes white as snow…