yesterday while walking lucy, i came across one lone dogwood tree in full bloom. it's white flowers stood out amongst the newly budding trees that were surrounding. i'm always amazed by this tree come easter weekend. as a spring blooming tree, it's petals are astonishing usually by this time. as a child we had plenty of them in our highly wooded yard, but there was always one that i sat & looked at that was near the edge of our property right beside two big stacked rocks. i would climb on these rocks & sit & look at these flowers in detail.
as a christian, today i honor good friday, the day Jesus was crucified upon the cross. this is a good day because the story doesn't end today. it continued then & is continuing now in an amazing way. but today i wanted to look at the flower of the dogwood & it's representation for today.
-the cross - take a look at the 4 petals that form the cross shape
-the nails - there is a red almost rusty looking spot at the edge of each petal said to represent the nails
-the crown of thorns - the center of the flower highly resembles a crown of thorns
- Jesus purity & the payment for our sin - the white of these flowers always has reminded me of the purity & cleansing that Jesus brought while he was on the cross. isaiah 1:18 states "though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow
today we remember what the Lord has done for us.