Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Dogwood Tree

Here is a small reminder of what happened on Good Friday long ago. The dogwood was the tree chosen to construct the Cross that would be used to take the body of Jesus. Even though His body may have been taken from this earth, His spirit remains and every spring we are blessed with a reminder of the events that unfolded on that fateful weekend. The blooms often appear in the shape of a Cross with holes in the tips of the pedals signifying the nails that were driven into the Cross. If you look closely at these holes you can notice a faint red stain representing the Blood. In the center you will find a green bloom symbolizing the crown of thorns placed on the head of Jesus. The dogwood is more than a tree…it is a representation of life. With every spring we are reminded of what God did for us and given the chance to be reborn and start a new life as “children of God”. (John 3:1)

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful words and image. Thank you for sharing here ... and for your recent visit over at Getting Down with Jesus. It's a pleasure to meet you.

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  2. Jennifer
    Nice of u 2 leave a note...The pleasure is all mine !
    Suzette

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  3. Jennifer
    Nice of u 2 leave a note...The pleasure is all mine !
    Suzette

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