Have you ever seen a passion flower? I did years ago, but that was even before I new the symbolism upon it.
Last year I ordered two passion flowers. Within weeks they were both dead (one arrived icky looking anyway). The company I ordered them through said they would replace one of them. Unfortunately, they were on back-order and they couldn’t be shipped until the following year.
I don’t believe it arrived TODAY by accident. I do not believe in coincidence, but I believe in a mighty God that knew what I needed when I needed it.
We got some kind of bummed news last night and more bummed news this morning. Changes are coming to the Paden household, changes that make me uncomfortable. I am aware at this moment I can make this positive or negative for my family. I choose positive. While my children know nothing of the changes coming (yet), I’ve already begun to prepare for them for it by speaking words of truth (scripture), “Even when we don’t understand, we have to know God has a plan and God can use anything for His good.” Then, hours a later a friend would send me that same scripture . . . sending me straight to the cross. I love a friend like that! We don’t have to talk daily nor see each other often; but man, a friend that points ya to the cross is a friend for life! Man I’ve got goosebumps!
Today, I needed to be reminded of truth. Jesus knew He was going to die for me on the cross. He did what He came to do. I can trust Him. He is my rock. My shelter. My all in all.
One day in the new future, my passion flower that arrived today will look like this, and I will remember the cross and His faithfulness.
Passion Flower (Passiflora) — Symbol of Christ’s Passion and Cross: including his scourging, crowning with thorns, three nails and five wounds. —Reparation Through Flowers