Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Story of the Dogwood Flower

The story goes that when Jesus
was awaiting crucifixion
and when the crosses were being made;
the trees begged God to spare them.
But the Dogwood begged, not for it's life...
but for the life of Jesus.

The Roman soldiers picked the Dogwood.
The Dogwood would only bloom
for a very short time before and after
the date of the crucifixion.
The flower would have four petals
to represent the hands and feet of Christ.
They would be marked with a nail hole
and the shed blood of the Lamb of God.
And the center of the flower would be
circular and raised  to represent
 the crown of thorns, placed upon His head.
Today, the Dogwood blooms at Easter
and the flower.... well look for yourself!

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