Significance of Easter Lilies and Spring Blossoms
It is commonly known that early springtime sunshine often brings with it the glorious fragrance and beauty of nature blossoming upon the world. Did you know that Easter Lilies and other spring flowers carry with them a significant meaning. Most often, the meaning associated with each flower is embedded in the history, legends, and characteristic qualities of the particular bloom.
The magnificent white lily that you see throughout our worship spaces, also known as the Easter Lily, has long stood as a symbol of purity, hope, innocence and peace. Also called the Bermuda lily, the Trumpet lily, and Jacob’s Tears, the Easter lily is a biblical flower commonly associated with the resurrection of Christ. In Christian tradition, the Easter lily signifies rebirth and a new beginning. It is said that beautiful white lilies sprang up in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus wept in the last hours before he was betrayed by Judas.
Weeks ago, Cindy Stuber began planning for this day by organizing the sign-up for dedications and ordering plants just as she has done for many years. This week she picked up the plants, watered and set them out to beautify the stages for worship. Listed below you can find the dedications of each Easter Lily plant here today.
In addition, the spring flowers found on the Resurrection Cross in the Sanctuary symbolize love (carnations), joy (chrysanthemum), innocence (daisy), and gratitude (hydrangea). This beautiful cross was set in motion weeks ago when Misty Standifer and Sharon Boswell met with a florist to pre-order the beautiful flowers that adorn the cross today. Early this morning, several people set about carefully placing the flowers. Many family pictures will be taken today in front of this lovely cross to commemorate this glorious day of celebration.
Misty, Cindy & Sharon, Thank you for all you have done to prepare for this special day. Your attention to all the details prepares the way for us to remember with awe and celebrate Christ’s resurrection . You help us keep this special time special. We appreciate so much your service. You make a difference.
In Christ, Your Church Family