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RED - The - Crimson - Stain

Updated on September 17, 2016

RED ~ The Crimson Stain ~ Washes us clean again and again ~

Red is bold and powerful it is not just a color, it stands for so much more. Have you ever closed yourself off from something? Then found out, it could’ve been the one thing that taught you a precious lesson or opened your eyes. We all make assumptions and often believe our own opinion or worse someone else’s. We hold to those opinions before knowing the truth or even trying to find it out, what are the reasons for their truth.

One assumption could be about a band we claim to not care for, whose lyrics we may not be able to hear, and yet we have not taken the time to try to listen. Maybe it’s something said about another person in the media and though it may be true, we do not know the complete story. We are not fully aware of all of the shards of glass that make people whole. We are not aware of what pieces may have been taken from them that made their cracks show. We don’t know how much glue they have tried to find to put themselves back together before they gave up.

We all have cracks, some are tiny and hidden, and others are under pressure. We understand the why of our own truth and yet it is difficult to truly understand what is feeding the truth of others. There are times when we ignore what is feeding us due to its popularity. Even though we have learned the message to be poor, we allow ourselves to listen more often due to the fact that it has a catchy tune or the person who is saying something is someone we want to know more about or think we should be like.

We are all important in God’s plan. Some days you will be the twenty-dollar bill everyone wants to earn and other days you may be the penny they pass by. At first glance we think receiving the twenty makes us the winner, but with a closer look, when the dirt is washed away, we see the penny is a collector's item worth the same if not more. This presents a double-edged sword so to speak, one side is an assumption, and the other is the truth. I have learned from many mistakes in life and so have you, but we continue to make them. That is part of our human existence and we are all victims of that reality. We are, just that, human. It is how we use the allowance of free will to make choices and then understand by making our own allowances we accept consequences.

  • RED is for the blood of Christ, yes His blood, shed for you and me.
  • RED is for the crimson stain, one that is deep and needs only God’s love and forgiveness to be washed clean as snow.
  • RED His blood, wiped the slate, creating a new beginning for you as a child of God. Once you realize this, you are never alone, everything changes. Does this mean you can’t get dirty? I wish that were the case, but no, it does not. It means you will recognize your stain more readily.
  • RED the flushing of joy, You will have Christ as living water and you will know of your stain. If your stain is old and you have asked forgiveness, then leave it at the cross and show His light and joyful spirit living inside of you.
  • RED the embarrassment of a new stain, If it is new, do not condemn yourself; remember He died for you, for all of your sins. Go humbly to Him in prayer and ask His forgiveness and quickly use the lesson He has allowed for you to learn.
  • RED the power of the cross, to believe in the promise, ask for forgiveness and share His love with others.
  • R = reflection - a fixing of thought on something, careful consideration.
  • E = empathy - the action of understanding without having the full experience.
  • D = deliverance - the act of freeing from captivity, rescue from bondage.

Some of these tough lessons are the best He will give you in life, for when we are broken He is the carpenter and the potter, through Him all things are possible. You will come closer to Him through His word, so learn His lyrics and hold yourself accountable. You can still be human, He knows and allows for that; just always go to Him first. God has given us like yokes but He made you just the way you are for a reason. He will allow all things, some may be tough, He will give you all you need, in His timing. Seek Him first the kingdom is HIS. When you forget that, and you will remember RED is the crimson stain of His BLOOD-shed for all of us.

© 2013 The Stages Of ME


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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Skye ~

      Again you bring tears to my eyes. To write for Him is all I want. to reach the heart of one lost would be a great reward. To find solace in Sisters and Brothers in Christ is a gift sent by His grace for sure. Thank you and blessings always :)

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      stages. Kathy Thank you for such a beautiful writing in honor of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your writing has moved me and I have tears in my eyes. The Spirit of God moves in you sister!

      There are many messages in your writing~

      His love is so amazing, the more we know Him, the more we love Him, the more we want to know Him, the more we need Him, the more we love Him. The precious sweet blood of Jesus! We may have been victims sister, in Christ we are victors. He has paid the price for us. Awesome hub precious sister. U Keep going girl, you will I am sure. Phil 4:13

      My Love in Christ Jesus, Skye.

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Thank you Debbie, I am so blessed to have met people here that love to share about their faith and love our Father so earnestly.

      Blessing to you today and everyday

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh the blood of Jesus.. so perfect He is our salvation.. thank you for writing such a beautiful hub about our Lord

      God Bless you my Christian Friend


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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Blossom ~

      I am blessed to have fellow Christians like you to be encouraged in the sharing of our love of His most precious message.

      Blessings to you :)

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Thank you volleyball :) we live and learn together. So awesome is our God in allowing us to understand we all still have work to do.


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A great hub on a very important theme for Christians. God bless you.

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      volleyball94 4 years ago

      This is so true, we can be so quick to judge others from the surface rather than taking the time to figure out the whole situation.