Custom Search

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Dogwood Tree

Legend of the Dogwood
~ Unknown

In Jesus time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
'Twas strong & 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 & 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."

Legend shares that the cross that Jesus was crucified on was made from a dogwood tree. God decreed from that day on that the dogwood tree would from that day forth never grow large enough to be used to make a cross. What a glorious thing that Christ did on that cross. I must say that I am proud to be a christian

The dogwood tree is a popular tree that is small in stature. The flower of the dogwood tree has four petals. The petals make the shape of a cross with the center of the flower resembling the crown of thorns with bright red cluster in the center representing the blood of Christ. 

shared this informative nature post at
sundays at home 
friday at fire station 

1 comment:

I love comments so if you have a minute leave me your thoughts on the above post