Day 88 - Red {Five Minute Friday}



Red.

My favorite color.

That deep, rich shade of red called crimson. I'm so in love with that color. The warmth, the depth.

You see it everywhere in nature, that crimson shade. There's a depth that comes from natural colors that you can't quite achieve with dyes and artificial products.

The skin of a red delicious apple. The flesh of a ripe plum. The juice from red grapes. The berries on a holly branch. The petals of the poinsettia plant.

Makes me wonder if one of God's favorite colors might be red.

And one more thing comes to mind....

The blood of The Lamb.

The precious blood of Christ, willingly spilled for me. Blood brought forth by nails that pierced His flesh, that dripped from the thorns in His head. The blood that paid my way to Heaven.

Red. It's my very favorite color.

I am thankful for a God who died for me.

I am thankful for a God who came back to prove His power.

I am thankful for a God who accepts me wholly for who I am and paid the price for my sins.

I am thankful for a God who so beautifully paints in creation with my favorite color.

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and her wonderful community for Five Minute Friday. Would love for you to join us!


8 comments:

  1. I will be looking God's shades of red everywhere now and it will remind me of my greatest treasure, my relationship with Christ who died to bring me life. Thanks for writing this week!

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    1. Yay! Isn't it great to be reminded of that blessing as we look around nature? I'm glad you stopped by!

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  2. Love this. And I'm the same as the comment above - now I'm going to be looking for reds everywhere! Thank you so much for reminding us how closely this is related to the blood of the Lamb, Who paid the price for me.

    (visiting from FMF!)

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    1. So glad you are a sister in Christ! What a blessing to know that we are paid for! :-)

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  3. i can't believe how many people say red is their favorite color. that has surprised me as i've clicked through some of these links. loved your question of whether or not it might be one of God's faves... i think He likes green as well (but that's my favorite!)

    blessings!

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    1. You're right Richelle! I mean really though, He created ALL the colors, so He probably didn't make one that He doesn't love! So glad you stopped by!

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  4. So glad to find you on Day 88 of Thanksgiving. I love that! Great writing and delightful to praise and thank God, the artist of creation and redeemer of our lives. Stopping by FMF...More Grace, Donna

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  5. Oh, I love the joy found in this post :). Blessings to you and everything you love that's red.

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