The blooms on a dogwood tree are among the most beautiful and most unusual. Dogwood designs and borders are a popular invitation choice for a variety of religious celebrations. Although there is no scriptural basis for the legend of the dogwood tree, the touching and inspirational story remains popular.
B805 Pink Dogwood Border
B1582 Dogwood and Doves
B4670 Dogwood Border
B1297 Dogwood in Vase
B431 Dogwood Cross
B1708 This Is The Day
The Legend of the Dogwood
In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
'Twas strong and firm, its branches interwoven
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
'Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be use. So
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown
The blossom's center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected this tree shall be
A reminder to all of my agony.