Happy Birthday!!! I stole the line from Frosty the Snowman, but it really is my mom’s birthday, so Happy Birthday, Mom. (now yesterday because I didn’t finish)
Today is letter R. R is for Red, the color of Christmas. Why is red a Christmas color? To me, red means passion and joy and life. Nature has so much beauty in the color red. Perhaps, red is a natural color to have for Christmas as we celebrate the joy of new life in the birth of the baby Jesus, the love of Joseph for Mary, and the love of God for us as shown through His sending Jesus to save us.
I had a really hard time writing this post at first because I didn’t know what significance the letter R could represent. Red was all that came to mind other than Redeemer, hah!, redeemer has “red” in it! I didn’t want to write about God or Jesus. I was going to lean toward more crafty posts, but really, how can I write about Christmas and not include Jesus. After all, he is the “R”eason we celebrate Christmas. It was God who gave me my talents in sewing and crafting and writing. Why shouldn’t I include Him?
God put so much beautiful red in nature and it really stands out during the winter when snow blankets the ground and trees with white. Red is that bold color that stands out during the dreary days of winter just like Jesus is that bold presence that gets us through our dreary and tired times of life. There are red birds and red berries and big red bows on otherwise ordinary presents. I have red ornaments hanging in my window for decorations and red and white candy canes decorate our Christmas tree. Santa’s suit is even red. Poinsettias are red.
I’ve found some pictures with red that make me smile. I hope they bring a little smile to your heart today also.