10 February 2016


Daffodils are the evidence that Spring has sprung!  Winter is soon behind and the newness of Spring awaits.  There is deliverance from the cold, starkness;  and now, fresh, greenness is at hand.

Did you know that there are at least 50 species of Daffodils and over 13,000 hybrids?  All daffodils have a center that looks like a trumpet.  Daffodils have a ring of six petals around the trumpet.  This ring of six petals behind the trumpet is referred to as a star.   The natural daffodil is golden yellow while the trumpet may be a contrasting color.  There are numerous color combinations including yellow-and-white, yellow-and-orange, white-and-orange, pink, red, and even lime green.

Take time to examine a daffodil.  Notice the texture of the crown in the center.  Touch the beautifully ruffled filigree rim of the trumpet.  Look into the eye of the bowl; the cup-shaped part of the flower.  Here in the corona (Latin for crown) you will find the pollen, stigma, style, ovary, anther and filament.  The center of the daffodil is known by all these names:  the crown (corona), the trumpet, the bowl and the cup.  All are in the Book of Revelation.

The Crown:  Revelation 2:10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. KJV

The Trumpet:  Revelation 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. KJV

The Bowl:  Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. NIV

The Cup:  Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:  KJV

Now examine the star.  There are three supporting petal-like sepals supporting three other petals; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit supporting mankind, creation and eternity.

The Star:  Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

The daffodil tells the story of Jesus’ triumphant return to collect His bride.  God has heard the prayers of His people and will give the crown of life to the faithful.  Sound your trumpet!  The Bright and Morning Star will utterly destroy the enemy!

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