Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Jelly Bean Prayer


Looking through some old boxed things, I found a bottle of jelly beans with this prayer.
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 His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.

A jar full of Jelly Beans
So colorful and sweet;
is a prayer, is a promise,
is a loved one's treat
Dicksons

So next time you eat some jelly beans, think about what the colors mean.

21 comments:

a portland granny said...

You must be home from your last camp out! I am so thrilled for you and your husband to be able to do this together. What a treat to get out into nature and to enjoy the raw beauty found in the out of the way places. Your pictures were splendid, altho it looks like a little excitement came your way.

Have a wonderful week!

Kris said...

That is so cute!! Thank you for sharing!!

char72 said...

This is a cute Jelly Bean poem. I love jelly beans. We just bought a giant jar of them at Costco a few days ago. I'm sure I will think of this poem now when I eat them. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful Spiritual Sunday.
Charlotte

enchanting cottage said...

I will do just that the next time I eat Jelly Beans. This is cute thank-you.
Ginger

Smilingsal said...

I've never heard this applied to jelly beans before. Thank you for sharing it. Happy Sunday!

Clif said...

Wow! I'm looking at a jar of jelly beans with many, many colors. It gives me a lot to think about.

Lisa said...

Really cute! Just in time for Sunday School lesson next week.:)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Ruthie,
That is a cute poem! I've never heard it before. Whenever I see jelly beans now, I'll think of this poem. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cathy said...

Too sweet!!! We used to use this at my children's school!!! I love it!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Cherdecor said...

I like the jelly bean prayer. I am not so fond of them.....they are a little too sweet for me, but I do use them to decorate my table around Easter.

Caroline said...

I have never heard of this before but I love it and will copy it out now. I will never be able to eat Jelly Beans again without thinking of Gods gifts. Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone Ruthie

Charli and me said...

I have seen this before. It's cute. Thank you for sharing. I think I will make a copy, put it away for Easter, and put it in my grandchildren's Easter baskets :>)

Ms.Daisy said...

What a great poem...with jelly beans! It's great and, with your permission, I will copy it and use it next Easter for my grandchildren! Have a relaxing Spiritual Sunday.

Blessings,
Jean

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Thank you Ruthie! May I borrow this poem for my Children's Church? I think I will take a jar of jelly beans in and read it the poem to and give out the jelly beans at our closing prayer.
God bless,
Bren

Jeanette said...

Gday Ruthie.
Love the Jelly bean prayer never heard it before but will think of it all the time when I eat Jelly beans.

Court said...

This is great!

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Susan B said...

That is so cute! I've never heard jelly beans used in that way before.

Diana said...

That's great.
Have visited your lovely Colo. many times in our RV.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Ruthie, so great to be able to visit you, this is a wonderful post on the jelly bean. I must say I have never read it before it is so precious, thank you for sharing. Blessings,
Sue

Jan Parrish said...

I've spent more time of Facebook and Twitter than blogging. Haven't visited blogs in weeks- maybe a month. Anyway, just popping in to say, "Happy Independence Day!"