I love flowers. Grown in pots, in the ground, cut and placed in vases, they are all beautiful to me. At Easter churches often have lilies given in honor or memory of loved ones. Their unique scent fills the sanctuary and their beauty puts smiles on faces. Do you know why white lilies are called Easter Lilies? No? Let me share their tale with you.
The plant grows from a bulb, which symbolizes the tomb Jesus was placed in after his crucification. These bulbs are planted in the ground the cool of Autumn. They seem to miraculously come to life after having survived the dead of winter. The lush green stalk grows tall and blooms form. The blooms are white, the color of purity, and shaped like the angel Gabriel’s horn, which represents the resurrection or coming of the Lord. Gabriel is the herald of good news.
These sweet smelling, fragrant flowers represent life and hope, new birth after death, victory, and all good things. Our Heavenly Father has left us another message. This time in a flower. There is life after death. We have hope. Jesus is pure, holy, and our sweet, Divine Savior. While we already know this, Jehovah doesn’t want us to lose sight of it, especially on Easter.
Next time you look at an Easter Lily, think of your Heavenly Father and His message to you. He cares enough about each of us to leave subtle reminders all around nature about the birth and resurrection of His only Son and our Savior, Jesus. More love letters from Abba to us. Don’t you feel the joy and hope? Don’t you feel loved? I do.
John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the l ife. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”