Delicate Thorns

© Stephanie Frey

Delicate Thorns

Uploaded: April 21, 2011

Description

Dogwood Blossom
When I was little, a favorite cousin would take me into the woods and we would sit underneath the dogwood blossoms and she would tell me this story.
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.” ~~Anonymous



Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Comments

Stephanie Frey April 21, 2011

She was killed by her husband over twenty years ago, but everytime I see the dogwoods in bloom I remember not only the cross, but also a very beautiful, very talented artist who was taken from her family and children way to soon. #1371181

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 22, 2011

A powerful image, description and story Stephanie - #9362840

Stephanie Frey April 22, 2011

Thank you, Jeff! #9363034

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