Spring surrounds us with sights and smells of rebirth, renewal.
As quickly as a newborn changes, the landscape alters from day to day.
Keep your camera or sketchpad ready!
Bees gather, pollinate, buzz and hum.
I stand as close as I dare, holding my breath and hoping he doesn’t mind me here.
God endows even the weeds with beauty.
Legend surrounds the dogwood tree and the crucifixion of Christ. Some say crosses were formed from its wood and that after His crucifixion, Christ stunted and twisted the dogwood so that it would never again be used for that purpose; others say the story is false, that dogwoods don’t grow in Israel and aren’t mentioned in the Bible.
I say—legend or no legend—the flowers of the dogwood are a beautiful visual reminder of the cross and what was accomplished there.
Dogwood flowers contain two longer and two shorter petals, in a cross-like pattern. The end of each petal has a hole as a nail imprint, stained in rust and red. The centers swirl, spike, spread as a crown of thorns.
Dogwood blooms arrive just in time for Easter, when our hearts and minds are most focused on the cross.
Have you planted anything, or simply stopped to admire God’s handiwork this spring?
By Dawn Camp, My Home Sweet HomeLeave a Comment