Every Friday, hundreds of us do a five-minute write on a given prompt. Then we link up and post on Lisajobaker.com. Join us!
Today's prompt: Red
Red was my favorite color for so many years.
To me, red symbolizes strength, courage, boldness. There's something to notice when we see the color red. A stop sign, a stop light, a warning.
Or a celebration, like a big top tent at a circus. The stripes on our American flag. Or a Nebraska Husker football game when 91,000+ people fill Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. That's a celebration!!
But red also has another meaning to me. I was reminded of this yesterday as I came out of surgery.
Red is the color of blood. And in many ways, blood symbolizes life, as well as death.
So as I was pondering this prompt to write, it hit me that when I consider the blood that was shed by Christ for all of us, red takes on a whole different meaning.
Yes, the blood symbolizes His death, as well as new life for me. But in addition to strength, and courage, it makes me think of humility, and self-sacrifice. His life, His blood poured out through a life of self-sacrifice, humility, so that my life can be filled with boldness and courage to live for Him.
You know, I think I have a new favorite color again.