How do you like THIS for an Easter Bonnet?!! Yes, I definitely see some red on that!... Do you think you could find a red Easter dress, or a pretty little red purse to match it?!
I remember making this "dressy" bag around Valentine's day, one year or other. I think it's sweet, but I'm afraid I don't use it as a purse. It's much too small to hold all MY "stuff"!!... What I really use it for is clothespins! If you would like to try to make one like it, you can find the pattern HERE.
Well, when seeking the color red around here, you may find a little red in the living room... maybe some red jellybeans in a jar on my coffee table...
But you can bet your little red wagon...
..that most of the red in my house can be found in the kitchen! Yes, here's where you'll find a little red for Easter!
This little Mama Bunny dressed in red gingham is my favorite little stuffed bunny of all. Just like me, she has her two little ones to take care of! She looks so cute carrying them in the pockets of her dress! Set with her is a little basket of Easter eggs, one of them red, as you can see! And what spring display... (or, excuse me... Is the word "vignette"?)... would be complete without a little bird or two? This little guy stands just about 8" tall, so he's nice and easy to see!
So there I was, this was about all I had in red specifically for Easter, but then I thought how, actually, red is a very symbolic color in regards to our Christian faith! It is the color associated with the blood that Jesus Christ had shed for all mankind. It is symbolic of God's love and the sacrifice of His Son for our sins. The Holy Bible says...
"..God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him.." (Romans 5:8-9)
Often we see images of Jesus wearing red...
These illustrations come from this little Bible Picture Book.... so titled in red. It has a copyright date of 1949.
But as Pontius Pilate had passed judgement and sentencing, a battalion of soldiers took Jesus away, "they clothed him in a purple cloak, and plaiting a crown of thorns, they put it on him". (Mark 15:17) They mocked him, and beat him. They spat upon him... When they were done, the stripped him of the purple cloak, and dressed him back into his own clothes, then led him out to crucify him.
Here is a cross necklace I made.
While it may be very simple in design, this is a favorite of mine. To me, it says "He Lives!" I wear it often, as each color of each bead intends to remind me of the following...
Black: represents our sins and how they distance us from our Heavenly Father, thus leaving us in darkness.
Red: represents the blood of Christ.
White: represents the cleansing of our bodies and souls from sin, as we repent, and look to God.
Blue: represents baptism, and the Holy Spirit that then resides within us, the believers.
Green: represents Christian growth. We "grow" through our good deeds, and in our knowledge of God.
Gold (or yellow): represents eternal life. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him." (John 3:16-17)
If you would like to make this necklace, you can find how to do so HERE. I think it is a great project to share with kids.
Maybe this would be something to make in Sunday School, or with the church youth group, as lessons can be shared of what each color means.
Well, I'm off to get some housecleaning done, and if I make good timing, I may do some baking after that! I'd like to get out my sewing machine tonight, but as usual, we'll see what time allows! Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you'll pay Sue a visit, at It's a Very Cherry World! It's always fun to see what she and all the other Rednesday participants have to share each week! Have a great day, and see you tomorrow!