Today was the day the first bloomed tulip was discovered.
It was found by me.
Small, red, with golden streaks on each side.
Then- my Keepers At Home magazine arrived-
and the beautiful cover is full of red;white-tipped tulip blooms.
Tulips are special to me.
They were my wedding flower.
They were given to me in celebration a year later- the birth of our first born son.
They symbolize for me: new life in Christ and the resurrection from the dead.
Beautiful, sweet tulip.
(a verse from our wedding day-emphasis mine)
3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
4For he chose us in him
before the creation of the world
to be holy and blameless in his sight.
In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ,
in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6
to the praise of his glorious grace,
which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
7In him we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.