Friday, April 6, 2012

The Easter Lily

The Easter Lily has long been a symbol of celebration on Easter morning adorning many church altars and Christian homes.  The white trumpet-shaped flower signifies purity and announces “Jesus is Risen!”.   Although there are no concrete facts about how the lily became associated with Easter, there are many forms of art and literature that reference back to the Garden of Gethsemane.  It is believed that lilies sprung up in the Garden of Gethsemane where drops of sweat fell from Jesus in His final hours of sorrow there.  This Easter let the lily remind you of the hope we have in the resurrection.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” [1 Peter 1:3]


  1. Didn't know that about lilies springing from his sweat--thanks for sharing and happy Easter!