Painting the Roses Red — Alice In Wonderland

This silly Dinsey scene/song got stuck in my head for most of the day Friday. It drove me nuts. Then I thought about what it could mean. What if the white roses represented Jesus and his purity? What if “painting the roses red” represented the blood Jesus shed for us so we could come before God forgiven of our sins. Now apply these meanings to the song. I don’t know about you but it got me thinking in a different view of the song.

The third line:  We dare not stop. Makes me think the of the Pharisees dare not stop from killing Jesus. 

These lines make me think of the mistakes we all make: We planted the white roses by mistake…. Cards: Would quickly lose his head.  It a good thing we don’t lose our heads when we make mistakes. But can be saved by the purity of Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross.

Here are the words to Painting The Roses Red.
All: We’re painting the roses red!

Cards: Painting the roses red
We’re painting the roses red
We dare not stop
Or waste a drop
So let the paint be spread
We’re painting the roses red
We’re painting the roses red

Oh, painting the roses red
And many a tear we shed
Because we know
They’ll cease to grow
In fact, they’ll soon be dead
And yet we go ahead
Painting the roses red
Painting the roses red
We’re painting the roses red

Alice: Oh, pardon me
But Mister Three
Why must you paint them red?

Cards: Huh? Oh!
Three: Well, the fact is, Miss
We planted the white roses by mistake,
And…

Cards: The Queen she likes ’em red
If she saw white instead,
Two: She’d raise a fuss
Ace: And each of us
Cards: Would quickly lose his head

Alice: Goodness!

Cards: Since this is the part we dread
We’re painting the roses red

Alice: Oh, Dear! Then let me help you

Alice: Painting the roses red
All: We’re painting the roses red
Don’t tell the Queen what you have seen
Or say that’s what we said
But we’re painting the roses red
Alice: Yes, painting the roses red
Two: Not pink
Ace: Not green
Alice: Not aquamarine

2 Corinthians 5:21
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

 

Peace and Love

 

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