Saturday, March 26, 2011

DOGWOODS

The dogwoods are beginning to bloom.

The Legend of The Dogwood 

At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross.
     To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood. While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said. "Because of your pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross–two long and two short petals.
     "In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower, stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember."

 Today is a good day to remember.
Thank God for the Cross!
Most of all... Thank God for the Resurrection!
Love,
Shirley
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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and description of it relating to Christ. THanks and God bless.

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  2. Oh Shirley, I didn't know this legend. Such a beautiful thought. I'll enjoy our dogwood even more this year -- a reminder of what Christ did for me...and you!

    Rejoicing in His resurrection,
    Pamela

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  3. these are beautiful and so is your message....

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  4. Beautiful post! Every time I see a dogwood blooming no matter where I am I always think of the cross.
    Have a good Spiritual Sunday!
    Annette

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  5. Hi There,

    Is that really true about the dogwood?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Blessings,
    Judy

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