Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Legend of the Dogwood Tree

The Legend of the Dogwood Tree

In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
'Twas strong and firm it's branches interwoven
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so.
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown
The blossom's center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember Me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be
A reminder to all of my agony."
~Author Unknown
              Blessings to you this Easter,         
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Angela said...

I had no idea. Thanks for sharing. I'll never look at my little Dogwood the same. Happy Easter.

SPARROW said...

Very nice post!!! Thank You!! Have a happy Easter.


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blessings to you~ Happy Easter.

It's me said...

Beautiful story....Happy easter weekend love love

Jules said...

I've never heard of that poem before. I'll have to remember it as I look at my dogwood trees everyday. :o) Thanks for sharing.

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