August 17, 2020
I’ve always heard Jesus referred to as the Lily of the Valley. But actually, the scripture says Jesus is the lily of the valleys. The difference is Lily of the Valley is actually not part of the true lily family. It is a spring growing, small, bell-shaped, white flower of the family Asparagaceae, and is highly poisonous if consumed. However, true lilies are part of the Liliaceae, lily family. They have large prominent flowers, and come in a variety of colors with markings on them. Their growth is not only limited to spring and only true lilies are edible. An example is the Easter lily. Jesus is the true lily of the valleys. He is the true God. He is the God of variety, representing people of every color, and the marks in His hands and feet prove His eternal love for you. Jesus is the food that sustains you, even in your deepest valleys.
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for being the lily of the valleys. May I ever be mindful that You are the food that sustains me, even in my deepest valleys. And thank You Lord for the marks that You bear in Your hands and feet, demonstrating Your sacrificial love, for even me.
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
Song of Songs 2:1
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.