The daffodil (and its cousins jonquil and narcissus) is the flower for the month of March. And it reminds me of Jesus.
The daffodil grows from a bulb. When the blossoms above ground die, the bulb below goes dormant throughout the fall and winter, returning to blossom again in the springtime. It is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, signaling the end of the dead season. It is therefore a classic symbol of rebirth, the resurrection of Jesus and our being born again in Him.
The daffodil is also a symbol of friendship. It reminds me of the song: What a friend we have in Jesus. And then it reminds me of one of the last things Jesus said before returning to heaven: that he was leaving the Holy Spirit to be our guide, our counselor and our friend.
The daffodil is also a symbol of domestic happiness. Philippians 3:20 says: But our citizenship is in heaven. Earth is our temporary home. Our true and eternal home is heaven. And when we get there, we’ll have true domestic happiness.
Every spring I think about planting daffodil bulbs. But by the time I’m reminded by seeing the happy yellow blossoms in our neighbor’s yard—it’s too late to plant them. So once again, those delightful yellow blossoms sitting on my counter come fresh from the grocery store. Reminding me of Jesus.
Happy birthday to everyone born in March!
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for the beauty of springtime and the reminders of rebirth and of our eternal home in heaven. Every time we look at a flower, please remind us that it is a gift from you and a reminder of your glory. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Of the daffodil, jonquil and narcissus, which is your favorite?
February Iris and Violet http://fromcarolsquill.blogspot.com/2012/02/irises-violets-focus-on-jesus.html
January Carnations http://fromcarolsquill.blogspot.com/2012/01/bouquets-of-carnations.html
December Poinsettias http://fromcarolsquill.blogspot.com/2011/12/poinsettias-and-promises.html
November Chrysanthemum http://fromcarolsquill.blogspot.com/2011/11/mums-word.html
October Marigold http://fromcarolsquill.blogspot.com/2011/10/marys-gold.html
September Asters and Morning Glories
August Gladiolas and Poppies
July Larkspurs and Lilies
June Roses http://fromcarolsquill.blogspot.com/2011/06/like-rose.html