Earth Psalms - December 2011

December 15, 2011 | 0 comments

I finally did it!  After thinking about it for the past couple of years and running out of time, this year I planned ahead and bought two plastic pots, potting soil, found an old basket and planted a Christmas garden in my kitchen.  Every morning, I’d check for any sign of growth.  By Thanksgiving, green sprouts had pushed their way through the surface.  Two weeks ago the Paperwhites started blooming and filling the kitchen with their lovely scent.  Last week, the reddish buds on the Amaryllis opened.  First one, then two, then three and now four, shaped like trumpets with golden centers, and there is another stalk with more coming! 

The Paperwhites remind me of Jesus, pure, perfect, sinless from the moment of conception and throughout His entire life.  Each flower reminds me of the star that lead the wise men from the east to Bethlehem where the prophesies of the Old Testament were fulfilled in the birth of Jesus, from the line of...

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