In Japan, the blooming of the cherry blossoms is celebrated. They call it Hanami. The Cherry Blossom festival. It is a word that is translated into Spanish and means "to see flowers".
This festival is usually March / April. Isn't it wonderful to also know that during March / April we celebrate Christ's crucifixion and resurrection!
This plant was able to adapt itself in an environment where earthquakes occur frequently. To survive, the tree's roots had to anchor themselves strongly deep under the earth to overcome the tremendous storms and still bloom every year. To still bear fruit every year despite the storms around him.
Every year, after extremely cold winters of up to -15 degrees C, these trees begin to bloom in the Spring with a spectacle of color and fragrance.
Php. 4:11-13 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me. “
The cherry blossom is associated with the beginning of a new chapter. It only blooms for a very short time each year. It reminds of the fleetingness of our life here on earth and to appreciate everything and everyone while we still have it. It symbolizes the feeling of renewal, hope, optimism of something better to come, new life, beauty and grace of Abba Father.
Psl 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. “
It is interesting to know that the Cherry Blossom is the emblem of the Samurai. These are men who see it an honor to die in battle rather than to wither away and die of old age. These blossoms often fall to the ground before withering.
Christ was crucified at the youthful age of 33 and rose and conquered death.
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