The Crimson Promise of Christmas

The color red is linked to Christmas is so many ways. Whether it is the bright red holly, elaborate and simple decorations or even our favorite delicious sweet treats, not only is red a primary color in its origin, but a primary color during this festive time of the year.


Let’s take a look at this red crimson color from a Biblical view and see how this color was not only primary, for prominent and a everlasting promise throughout all generations…this deep purplish crimson color of red.

Water, Blood, Birth
As a woman gives birth to her child, there are many fluids involved, including red blood.  As gross as this may sound, this very element is the liquid of life. Mary gave birth to Christ, God is, she birthed His human life, and we who receive are benefactors of eternal life-Praise His holy name!  

She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from
                                                                  their sins. ”
Now all this took place to fulfill what was
spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

                  “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son,
and they shall call     
   His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”

And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the
 angel of the Lord commanded him, and

took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until
she gave birth to a Son; and he called His
                                                   name Jesus.-Matthew 1:21-25

While they were there, the days were completed for
her to give birth. And she gave birth to

her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths,
and laid Him in a manger, because there

was no room for them in the inn.- Luke 2:6-7

Covenant Fulfilled

The Angels of glory and the common shepherds of the earth joined together

in a glorious welcome party for baby Jesus as the guest of honor.  After many many years of prophecy and waiting upon waiting, Jesus came to fulfill the blood covenant that God made with Abraham.  The blood covenant God made swearing by Himself because there is no one greater than Himself.  God walked through the pieces of flesh solidifying the promise so that this day, we can claim that same promise of redemption.

Then Abram  brought all these to God and
cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the

other;…Now when the sun was going down,
a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold,

terror and great darkness fell upon him.
It came about when the sun had set, that it was

very dark, and behold, there appeared a
smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed

between these pieces. Genesis 15:10, 12,17

Herod Slaughters Babies

As like any great thing of God, there is always a enemy.  T
hose who come to kill, steal and destroy.
“Then Herod, when he saw that he had been
tricked by the wise men, became furious,
and he sent and killed all the male children
in Bethlehem and in all that region who were
two years old or under, according to the time
that he had ascertained from the wise men.  
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:

            “A voice was heard in Ramah,
           weeping and loud lamentation,
                                                        Rachel weeping for her children;
                                                           she refused to be comforted,
                                                because they are no more. Jeremiah 31:15

But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord
appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,
“Get up, take the Child and His mother,
and go into the land of Israel; for those who
sought the Child’s life are dead. ”
So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother,
and came into the land of Israel.

 Christ is Circumcised

The humanness of the holy God…  Out of a overflowing abundance of love, grace and mercy, conformed Himself to His promise to His people and sealed it as a reminder through the act of circumcision

“And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision,
His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel
before He was conceived in the womb.

And when the days for their purification according
to the law of Moses were completed, they

brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord

            (as it is written in the Law of the Lord,
Every firstborn male that opens the womb
shall be called holy to the Lord”),

  and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord,

            “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was
Simeon; and this man was righteous

and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel;
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

And it had been revealed to him by the
Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he

had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the
Spirit into the temple; and when the parents

brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for
Him the custom of the Law, then he took Him

into his arms, and blessed God, and said, “
Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant

to depart in peace,  According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation,

Which You have prepared in
the presence of all peoples,

                  A Light of revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”   
Luke 2: 21-32


Glory to God in the Highest!

May the Jesus, who is the reason for this season,

 cut your heart for Him and fasten it tightly to His heart

…Holding dear and displaying loudly the Promise

that has come  because of  the crimsons of Christmas

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Simone Lake is a Christ follower, bride of Pastor Dr. John Lake, Bible teacher and a passionate pray-er. Visit her:, www.deeprootsin, facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn