|This beautiful dogwood blossom reminds me of the Cross...|
We almost cut down this dogwood tree because it appeared to be dying...
I'm so glad we didn't follow our assumptions...
I hope you don't mind my sharing my notes from the Sunday Sermon with you here. I know you all go to your own churches and have marvelous pastors and teachers too, but this is an exercise for me as well as for you...it helps me to remember what has been taught before I get too busy and put my notes aside or in the trash when I clean out my Bible or purse...There is too much valuable stuff here to lose. So here goes:
Scripture: Read John 1:43-51, but the key verse is #46:
|These azaleas and dogwood are blooming along a fence by an old house that has been sadly neglected...no one comes to care for them, and yet they bloom year after year...one might assume that nothing good could come out of there...but come and see...|
|We might assume that nothing good could come out of this very ugly, unusual, dead looking "tree trunk"|
|These beautiful flowers (Carolina Jessamine) are growing and blooming out of that ugly trunk above...amazing, huh?|