Legend of the Dogwood Tree

Legend of the Dogwood Tree
Jesus was crucified on a cross of dogwood timbers.

God said from that day forever the dogwood trees would never again grow large enough to make timbers that could be used for that purpose. The dogwoods became small trees growing in the understory.

The flower of the dogwood has four petals in the shape of a cross.

At the tip of each petal is a stain where the spike was driven into his hands and feet, and a crown of thorns was pressed into his flesh.

The center of the flower resembles the crown of thorns.

In autumn, bright red, clustered fruit in the center represents the blood of Christ.

The sweet trees bloom in April the same month as Easter Sunday, the celebration of Christ's resurrection after the Crucifixion.

May the legend live forever.

For God so loved the world.....