Legend of the Dogwood Tree
In Jesus time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
‘Twas strong & firm it’s branches
interwoven For the cross of Christ its
timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which
still holds good:
“Never again shall the
Large enough to be used so…
Slender & twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the
cross for all to see. As blood stains the petals
marked in brown
The blossom’s center wears
a thorny crown. All who see it will remember me
Crucified on a cross from
the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected
this tree shall be
A reminder to all of my agony.”