It’s Friday and time to link up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday! You can join in the fun HERE.
Pardon the multiple directions this post wanted to go. I had a hard time reeling in red.
“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.” ~ Red
This is a quote I shared last year in my eBook. Red is a character from my favorite movie The Shawshank Redemption and this is one of my favorite lines you hear Red narrate at the end of the movie. As I was thinking about Lisa-Jo’s word prompt this week it occurred to me that the word red is the beginning of the word redemption. How cool is that?
It reminded me of this verse from Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.”
I didn’t much care for the color red growing up. My favorite colors bounced back and forth from blue to green. But over the last decade or so, I’ve grown to appreciate the color red more and more. I see potential in red. In our previous house in NC, my husband and I opted to paint our dining room walls a bold red. I loved it.
Tomorrow is my birthday. One of the beautiful things I’m liking about getting older is having a firmer sense of my likes and dislikes, of what’s important and worth my time and what is not,of who I am and who I’m not, of who I want to be and who I don’t want to be.
Years ago, a teacher in my life criticized me and told me that I blended into the wallpaper. I know in her heart she was meaning those words to be constructive, but they weren’t received that way. I made the mistake of believing her words and for years my life became the color of drab.
Today, I like the color red. I see the hope of what could be in that color.
Today, I happen to be friends with this interior decorator and He continually shows me what He is capable of doing with red.
The Man’s got skills!