Sunday, March 18, 2012

Consider the Lilies

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The Easter Lily is the traditional flower of Easter and is highly regarded as a joyful symbol of elegance, beauty, spirituality, hope, and life.

The popular Easter lily we use today to celebrate the holiday is referred to as ‘the white-robed apostles of hope.’ These beautiful trumpet shaped white flowers were brought to the United States in 1875 from Japan by an American tourist and named after the florist who made it popular. The flower retells the resurrection story with its life cycle. These snow white flowers symbolize new life and hope. 

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The bulb of these flowers buried in the ground represents the tomb of Jesus and the glorious white trumpet-like fragrant flowers which grow from the bulbs symbolize His life after death. The snowy white color stands for the purity of the Divine Savior and the joy of the resurrection while the trumpet shape signifies Gabriel's trumpet call to rebirth and new life.

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Of all the flowers God made,  lilies are my all-time favorite!!! During the Easter season, I am reminded of all that He has done to give me new life!!!

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8 comments:

  1. Our church is always full of them at Eastertime. My daughter also chose white lilies for her bridal bouquet. There is such beauty expressed in their elegance and simplicity! Thanks for sharing the historical info. :)

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    1. I think that's what I love most about them...their elegance and simplicity!! The amazing scent they give out is almost intoxicating, too!! I'm glad you enjoyed reading about them!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the history and your photos today!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. Hi,
    My mom's favourite flower was the Lilly. It is so pretty and fragrant I can see why it is the flower of Easter, which is my favourite time of year.

    Blessings,
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    1. It is very beautiful! I love Easter, too! It's the best time of year(spring) for us and everything is blooming and coming to life!

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  4. I've never thought about the traditional history before. Interesting. And the flowers are always a lovely touch, especially after long and cold winters.

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  5. I love Easter Lilly's. They are truly beautiful.

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