Desert Flower

In honor of our precious Jessica on the anniversary of her homecoming.

Janice Yancey

"I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.” Hosea 2:14  “I will lead her into the desert and speak
tenderly to her.” Hosea 2:14

Growing up as a Michigan girl and after living in other lush, green locations across the country, when we moved to the desert, it was quite a shock.  At first I really missed all the green I had enjoyed my entire life, but after living in the desert for a while, I began to see that it had a very unique beauty and some incredible plant life. One plant in particular that continually amazed me was the Saguaro.

This classic desert symbol sprouts from the tiniest seed imaginable, grows an average of one inch per year, can live over 200 years, and has the amazing ability to bloom yearly in the spring even in the most severe drought. How can these sentries of the desert bloom in the driest and most barren conditions? I’ve witnessed a Saguaro literally growing out of a rock…

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