Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
The colors of the beads represent the Gospel story. They are given to children as a reminder of the Gospel story and to encourage them to share the story with others.
Gold represents the streets of gold in heaven.
Black represents our sin. They are reminded that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Red represents the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect sacrifice. They are told without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sin.
White represents the sinless, unblemished sacrifice, Jesus Christ, who took our penalty upon Himself. Because of His blood, we are also seen as sinless when we accept Jesus Christ as our own Lord. By accepting His sacrifice, God sees us through the righteousness of Christ, and our sins are forgiven.
Blue represents being baptized. God’s Word tells us this is an outward act of an inward decision; and, once we decide to make Jesus Christ our Lord, we are to follow by obediently being baptized.
Green represents growing in the Lord. Once we accept Jesus as our Savior, we need to learn more about Him. We develop a closer relationship to Him through His Word and through prayer.