Well-known poem. Along with some valuable Scripture references - each brightly colored bean adds to the marvelous story of Easter and salvation.
Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for the hours of sorrow.
Pink is for a new tomorrow.
Did you know that the colors of jelly beans are colors that have meaning in the Bible?
Red is for the blood He gave:
—when Jesus was dying on the cross for us, the nails in His hands and feet made Him bleed.
“...the blood of Jesus, [God’s] Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Green is for the grass
—God wants us to enjoy His wonderful creation. He makes me lie down in green pastures. Psalm 23:2
Yellow is for the sun so bright:
—Like a new sunrise, Jesus rose from the grave on Easter morning.
We believe that Jesus died and rose again. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Orange is for the edge of night:
—The Holy Spirit’s fire burns within us and leads us.
He [God] guided them with light from the fire all night. Psalm 78:14
Black is for the sins we made:
—Our sins darken our hearts and make us live in darkness.
I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light. Acts 26:17-18
White is for the grace He gave:
—We can become pure as snow when we let Jesus’ blood wash us clean.
Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Isaiah 1:18
Purple is for the hours of sorrow:
—Purple is the royal color, a reminder that Jesus is our King.
They put a purple robe on him [Jesus], then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. Mark 15:17
Pink is for a new tomorrow:
—and for every day God gives us.
Because of the LORD’s great love...his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22–23
You can have your sins washed away when you believe for yourself that Jesus died for you. You can receive His forgiveness with a prayer like this one:
Dear God, I know that my heart is sometimes dark and sinful. I want Jesus to wash my sins away with His blood to make me white as snow. I want my life to be new and bright and for You to always lead me to beautiful places. Amen.