1 Thessalonians 4:14a-For we believe that Jesus died and rose again.
My florist friend insists that every rose colour has a meaning. For instance, the innocence of a white rose first draws us while its modest peach cousin hints a splash of gratitude. There is unconscious beauty in a dark red one. The yellow reaches forth its petals in friendship while a coral one speaks of desire.
At first, we respond to Christ with the orange petals of enthusiasm. We add the dark pink of thankfulness. But in no time at all, we drift into the blue petals of the impossible. We ask ourselves “How can this be?”
Finally, we stumble upon the black rose of His death. We hibernate in the lavender of mourning until the most brilliant rose in history shows itself to our heart. Jesus Rose from the dead!
And He offers us that that single red rose of real love. He points to the thornless stem, the sign of love at first sight. We see His crown of thorns and we finally begin to understand the amazing Rose of Resurrection.
Easter is over for the year. No one’s expecting bunnies or Easter egg hunts until next spring.
However, as Christians, we are called to let the Jesus Rose speak into our lives every day.
Which rose means the most to you?
Which rose lives in your heart?
Psalm 50:2-From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.
Prayer- Father God, thank you especially for the Rose of Resurrection. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Brenda J Wood