Written by Amber Tafao
If you have any interest in floriculture, you might know that traditional Easter flowers include lilies and passion flowers. Easter lilies are generally white and represent the purity of Christ. Passion flowers have even deeper analogous connections.
The three stamens represent the nail wounds of Jesus, the three crosses on Golgotha, and/or the Trinity. The circle of petals represents the crown of thorns placed upon Jesus’ head. There are ten petals, to be specific. Some say they represent the ten disciples who remained faithful to Jesus. Finally, the passion flower generally lasts three days, representing the three days Christ was buried in the tomb.
On this second Friday of Lent, as the Texas wildflowers begin to bloom and nature itself cries out to the glory of God, take time to remember the story of salvation. Read Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20. Consider the different accounts of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Meditate on these Scriptures. Then, the next time you see a lily or a sion flower, remember what they represent and give praise to our Heavenly Father, one or His magnificent creation and two for His magnificent sacrifice through His Son.