Monday, December 11, 2006

11th Day of Christmas - The Colors of Christmas

What colors do you think of when you think of Christmas? Red and green on a backdrop of white with accents of silver and gold?

God uses colors in His Word as symbols to His people and has created a beautiful world for us full of colors for us to enjoy.

Over the years tradition has ascribed special meanings to the main colors we see during this season in the evergreen trees, holly and berries, snow and other objects of nature.
  • Green suggests life - the eternal 'evergreen' life we have in Christ

  • Red represents the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross

  • White is the purity of the spotless Lamb of God

  • Gold symbolizes the divine nature of God's Son and reminds us He is our great King

  • Silver is the price that was paid for His betrayal - and therefore our redemption from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.

As you decorate your homes in these Christmas colors this year and enjoy the decorations of the season, keep these thoughts close to your heart and thank the Master Painter of our world for His beautiful masterpiece.

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