I was never a great fan of red.
Until I studied Rahab’s scarlet cord and learned about the towla worm.
And now my heart skips whenever I see it.
In a bowl of berries.
In a cardinal’s tuft.
In a downy drop.
In a flicker’s blaze.
In a plume of sumac.
A bleeding geranium.
A porcelain rose.
In a wing’s crescent fluffed.
Glimpses of glory.
I see it in a melting sun.
In the curtains and covering of the tabernacle.
And read of it in splattered doorposts, separated sea and thorny tears.
I taste it on the bread and feel it throb within my chest.
It’s embedded in the word “redemption.”
A sacrificial spilling for the spiritually bankrupt.
Stamped across my certificate of debt.
It is finished.
Paid in full.
By His blood.
In the red,
Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. Psalm 130:7 (NIV)
S. Etole says
I almost did a post on seeing red today, too … yours is great!
Great minds think alike? Thanks. 🙂
I am glad you changed your perspective on red because this angle is glorious! Gorgeous photos, Sandy. 🙂
Nance rosback says
Powerful words on red Sandra — really beautiful.
Thanks so much, Louise.
Jeanne Damoff says
Thanks, Jeanne. You bless me.
Carol J. Garvin says
This is something I simply *have* to repost, Sandra. Your soul’s awareness is absolutely awesome (as are your photos!).
Awww, Carol. I saw that. Hugs to you.
Judith Robl says
Beautiful post, beautiful perspective, beautiful pictgures. I’m grateful to Carol Garvin for directing my attention here.
Delighted to have you visit. Thank you.
Melinda Lancaster says
Love this, Snady. I’ve always loved the color red. A few years ago I read a book called “Echoes of His Presence.” It further explained the scapegoat and of course the towla worm.
Now I see red & white in a whole new way. 🙂
Oh, goodie! Another book to add to my wish list!
So beautiful… Wonderful pictures.. for the first time I feel red is so good.
Love having you visit! Thanks.
Carol Ann Hoel says
Beautiful photos featuring red. I especially love the cardinal and the red winged blackbird. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you, Sandra…
Thank you so much, Carol Ann.
Karen R Evans says
Love your photos and words. Red is a special color.
Hopped over from Careann’s site.