Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Colors-Red and Green

Modern Christian Symbolism
  • Red - Christ's blood shed for our sin on the cross. (John 19:34)
  • Green - Eternal life in Christ. (John 3:16-17)

Green is specifically an evergreen color, as evergreen trees are said to never die, nor will we if we live our lives according to the word of Christ.
Many of the early Christians were originally pagans who celebrated Yule. When they started celebrating Christmas they wanted to bring some of their old, beloved customs into the new holiday; among them were the Yule log and the Yule colors red, green, silver and gold.

I am busy, as I know you must be too, decorating the tree and house, cooking yummy goodies, and wrapping presents. Christmas music is playing, and I am picturing the heavenly choir and organist pictured above as I hear "O Holy Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and feel a peace in my heart despite the busyness. May peace bless you too in this special season of love.

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