GOOD FRIDAY - "Legend of the Dogwood"

by Brenda Nelson April. 14, 2017 1135 views

"When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew

to a towering size with a lovely hue.

Its branches were strong and interwoven;

so for Christ’s cross, its timbers were chosen.

Being distressed at the use of its wood,

Christ made a promise which still holds good:

“Not ever again shall the dogwood grow large enough for such a tree;

it shall always be with cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.

The petals shall have bloodstains marked in brown

and in the blossom’s center a thorny crown.

All who see it will think of Me - nailed to a cross from the dogwood tree.

Protected and cherished this tree shall be a reflection to all of My agony.” (Author Unknown)

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 1 month ago

I didn't know about that! Fascinating!
Thanks, Brenda!
Happy Good Friday & Easter to You & Yours!
Love & Blessings,
Jay

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Brenda Nelson Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure it's just a myth, but a sweet one! Happy Easter, my friend!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Brenda Nelson 3 years, 1 month ago

:=D

Cheers!

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Becky Brannon 3 years, 1 month ago

Lovely photo and poem! Sadly my dogwood in the backyard has died.....

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Brenda Nelson Replied to Becky Brannon 3 years, 1 month ago

Blessedly, my Savior didn't!

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