The Flowering of The Cross

March 27, 2016
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flowering -of -the - crossThe Flowering of the Cross is an Easter tradition that touches my heart. What is it? Each Easter, churches ask their parishioners to bring flowers from their gardens to decorate the Cross.

The flowers symbolize the Easter promise: the resurrection of hope and new life after the pain Jesus experienced dying on the cross.

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I love the simplicity of the picture below, and how seniors and children and parents are participating in this together.
What a wonderful memory for everyone.

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 5.14.48 AMI also love how all of these different congregations, be they Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist, etc, all , in their own unique ways, and despite their differences, create these beautiful flower crosses on Easter that symbolize the resurrection of hope and new life.
Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 5.15.29 AMDoes this tradition touch you as much as it does me? 
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the-flowering-of-the-crossIn this last picture below, it’s hard to know what’s going through his young mind as he’s placing his flower on the Cross, but whatever it is, this memory, this image, will be with him through a lifetime.
He will always be able to look at it and remember that no matter what trials he may be facing, Jesus faced those trials for him already, and through simple faith in the promise of the Cross, he will always be forgiven and given another chance.
And so will we all.
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Happy Easter to each of you! 
Happy-EasterLeslie

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If you’d like to read a lovely post on how to make a small flowering Easter cross,
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