Violets are another flower listed among those symbolizing peace. This delicate flower also represents love, affection, faith purity, chastity, worth and goodness. The meaning of the violet depends mostly the flower’s color and the person it is given to. Blue violets symbolize love and faithfulness, white represents purity and chastity, and yellow great worth and goodness. I’m not sure which color represents peace, but with all these other attributes I find it fitting that it does! So today I am sending you a virtual bouquet of multicolored violets filled with the aroma of God’s amazing love and peace! 💕🙏🏻😊
Celebrate the Peace…
The Eastern White Pine is known in some cultures as the “Tree of Peace.” It is a beautiful bluish or greenish tree, and this fast-growing foliage can be found throughout North America, especially in Maine and Michigan where they have chosen it as their state tree. Fast growing…what a perfect term to apply to a tree that represents peace. Just as fear and unrest can be contagious and fast growing, wouldn’t it be wonderful if peace could be even more contagious and so fast growing that it spread like wild fire. This is my prayer…for this miraculous peace that passes all understanding to be fast growing in each of our hearts, and in hearts throughout our country and our world. Peace be with you! 🙏🏻✝️❤️🌲
As God’s children we are to be peacemakers. 💐
Lavender is another common flower associated with peace. Lavender is typically used for anxiety, stress and insomnia. It is also thought to bring peace to interactions with loved ones. Ultimately, it symbolizes love, protection, happiness, sleep and devotion, and that all sounds pretty peaceful to me. Don’t you just love the smell of lavender? And today we can thank our God of Peace for creating it for us with all these many benefits!
Basil is a common herb, and it is also a symbol of peace in some cultures. It can symbolize good wishes, wealth and happiness. But more than good wishes, Jesus gives peace that passes all understanding to those who believe and trust in Him. This is the peace I pray for you today. 🙏🏻✝️💕
Just as Apple Blossoms (one of several flowers that symbolize peace) precede the actual fruit, so putting our faith and trust in the Lord precedes the fruit of inner peace.
Just a little extra info today: Poppies traditionally symbolize peace and the end and remembrance of war, and this may have partially come from the fact that the flowers grew over the fallen bodies of soldiers who fought in the Great War in Northern France. Different colors have slightly different symbolism, but the white poppy’s pure, crisp tone is especially indicative of peace.*
With that said, I thought this graphic was perfect for today’s verse… When “the peace that passes all understanding” envelopes our very souls, we stand out in the world as beautifully a white poppy in a field of red ones! I pray this kind of overcoming peace for you today, and that you can take heart! 🙏🏻😌❣️
My prayer for May is that regardless of all the turmoil and media hype going on around us, that you can celebrate peace in the very depths of your soul…the kind of peace that passes all understanding. This peace doesn’t come from looking around, but from looking up…a life lived in the vertical rather than the horizontal. This month, I encourage you to turn your face toward heaven and celebrate the peace that only the Lord can give. Surely, He is just waiting to shine His love, joy and peace down on you! So look up! 🥰🙏🏻✝️❤️🙌🏻
Happy Easter! Hope your day is richly blessed as we celebrate our Risen LORD and His amazing love, grace and mercy in our lives…all wrapped up in His life, death, buriel and resurrection! What a Savior! 🙌🏻❤️✝️😊
Today I was reminded of the power of praise in our lives! Regardless of the storms we go through, we can know that we are not alone. Jesus is in the boat with us, and He can and will calm the raging sea in us and around us. Our part? Call on Him, trust His promises and praise Him, yes, even in the storm. When we praise God, the enemy flees and joy returns…test it, watch, wait and see! To celebrate is to commemorate, make known publicly and proclaim. Bottom line, it is to praise! It radiates our faith to an unbelieving world and, hopefully, some will see the absolute glory of the the LORD of Lords and the KING of Kings and believe! So this month, especially in ‘this’ storm of Covid-19, let us Celebrate the Promises, trusting our Savior wholeheartedly as we look forward to His miraculous deliverance! 🙌🏻❤️✝️😊
Today’s Scripture is quite fitting, wouldn’t you say!?! 🙂
The next several posts will be a series of verses from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount known as “The Beatitudes” …along with a prayer that these will truly ‘be’ our ‘attitudes.’ ☺️💕
For the next several days, I will be sharing a series of verses from Deuteronomy Chapter 28…verses that, though they were originally addressing the Children of Israel, are wise to claim and pray over our nation and in our individual lives as well. May the compassionate, merciful blessings of our loving LORD be upon us all. 🙏🏻✝️💖
Happy Valentine’s Day, a day to CELEBRATE the greatest LOVE ever given or shown, from the heart of the God of the Universe, through His Son and to us! YOU ARE TRULY AND DEEPLY LOVED!!! ❤️✝️😊