If you know me very well at all, you know that I love roses, especially red ones. All roses are symbolic of love, but red roses are symbolic of romance, beauty, respect, courage, passionate love and unity. Red roses also stand for the true love stronger than thorns. When roses are in full bloom, they say “I love you” or “I love you still.” (Collvins, 2005)
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
A long time ago, a man suffered and died, not for his friends, but for sinners that He didn’t even know. That man was Jesus, and He is the greatest example of true love. The blood red color of this rose reminds me of the One who shed His blood for me. He is the One who created all the roses, and when they are in full bloom, He is saying “I love you” to us.
Collvins, L. L. (2005). The meaning of roses. Retrieved June 21, 2005, from http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art11761.asp