The Red Rose of the Morning

Red represents love.

Red roses, red hearts, the color of romance and passion.

It’s also the color of the blood that Christ shed on the cross.

Whoa! We just dove in there, didn’t we?

Well, let’s look at 1 Peter 1:3 to see where we’re going.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

See, here’s the point in this passage. We like to focus on the cross, and that’s a pivotal part of the Christian experience.

But here’s the vital part, the section of the story we can’t do without.

Our living hope comes not from the cross but from the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

All those crucifixes? Let’s replace them with open tombs, with Jesus striding forth in power and glory.

Let’s surround that tomb with red roses, the representation of love, the color of passion and romance.

As they say in the movies, let’s paint the town red … woo-hoo! Jesus is our morning star, the red rose, the love that offers us salvation from the sin of the world.

The blood shed on the cross. The red rose of the morning. Our salvation through his resurrection.

Jesus did it for us. All for us. Thank you, Jesus.

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