Friday, March 22, 2013

The Dogwood Petal

The dogwood flower is in the shape of a cross. It was no coincidence that the greatest event happened in spring - the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. It is mentioned in scripture that He is our 'first fruit' in the promise of new, eternal life. Spring is that great reminder after we have endured the 'dead of winter' to finally see the earth come back to life. This is what He bought us on the cross, a new life, an eternal life and life with Him forever and ever. 

[Dennis Ellingson - The Herb Guy]

Hebrews 12:2 ... Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Philippians 2:8 ... And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Colossians 2:14-15 ... Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Romans 4:23-25 ... Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;  But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.