Jesus once referred to himself as "the rose of Sharon, the lily of the Valley."
The prophet Isaiah referred to the rose:
"... it shall blossom abundantly
and rejoice even with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
the excellency of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the Lord
and the excellency of our God" (Isa 35:2).
As a pastor, I've had to officiate too many funerals. I always noticed the flowers. So many! So beautiful! I often asked the question to mourners, "How many of you sent flowers to her when she was living?"
Give flowers to the living. Let the rose of Sharon speak through His creation.
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