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Monday, December 24, 2007

The Power of Christmas ~ Green and Red

This will wrap up (no pun intended!) the series on The Power of Christmas and the signs and symbols of the season that point us to our Savior. If you want a free CD copy of this full message, email your home address to me.

The colors of Christmas, green and red, we see them everywhere! But they mean so much more than deck the halls to me!

GREEN
The color green is so symbolic to us. It represents life, new life and growth.

Think about the green Christmas tree, it may have gone through years of hard winters and scorching summers, but it stays green.

A wonderful reminder to us that we WILL go through tough times, but God can sustain us and we will grow through these times if we put our roots deep into Him and His Word.
We can weather the storms and still remain “green.”

At the end of our drive we have a row of pine trees. The ones on the left get water from our underground sprinkling, the ones on the right do not. They are all green and growing, but the ones that get regular watering are much taller and more lush than the other side.
It is the same for us.
If we are regularly “watered” in God’s Word, we will thrive and not just survive!



RED

The color red brings me to the blood of Jesus. Oh that precious blood! That blood changed it all for mankind.

1 John 1:7
7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.
NIV


That blood took away our sins and still does today.

Eph 2:13
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
NIV


Could there be any more beautiful words than that?!

We have been brought near to Him by the blood of Jesus.
By the most unselfish of actions in all of time!
He gave His life for you and I.
So that we could be brought near to our incredible, amazing Creator, God.

I went much deeper into the discussion about blood of Jesus at the church I spoke at and you can get a copy of that CD free by emailing me your home address.

But for today, let’s just think about and rejoice in the fact that the blood He shed brought us near to Him.

I pray that you receive the life that the blood of Jesus offers you.
If you’ve never done so, go to Him right now in prayer.
Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and acknowledge that He is the Lord.
Thank Him that Jesus Christ is the son of God sent for you!

If you are a believer already, rejoice today!


Celebrate the Savior this Christmas and always!

When you see the colors of Christmas,
let them bring your heart to Him!
To His blood shed for you and the new life He offers!!!!!

Blessings and Merry Christmas to all of you.
Sue

Here is one of my favorite songs to enjoy on this most holy night.

5 comments:

Monkey Giggles said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Deb said...

Wow that is powerful!That video brought tears to my eyes. Yes I am REJOICING today!! thanks for that awesome message on the colors. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

holy chaos said...

Merry Christmas!

Sharon said...

Seems we were thinking along the same lines. ;)
It has been fun getting to know your heart this year.
Merry Christmas!

Amrita said...

This is a song of real hope and joy.I also heard a few other remdotions and Mariah Carey 's was the beat.

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