If you were on the JCPC campus yesterday afternoon you might have spied this cheery group dressed in their Sunday best! What were they doing in gardening clothes you might ask? Well, they planted 1,000 daffodil bulbs that will blossom for the first time in the spring of 2020.
Daffodils are the official symbol for the American Cancer Association symbolizing hope for a cure. Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to blossom in the spring and are often associated with rebirth and new beginnings.
Johns Creek Beautification, led by Marilyn Davis, has partnered with CanCare Atlanta, to bring both beauty and hope to Johns Creek by planting daffodils throughout our city! The program is titled Daffodils 4 Hope. The JCPC daffodil planting is the first planting at any Johns Creek house of worship. It is a fitting start in that JCPC is the lead church in developing CanCare Atlanta.
Flowers that blossom around Eastertide have been invested with religious meaning:
- Lilies. Perhaps the flower most closely associated with Easter, lilies represent purity and hope.
- Tulips. White tulips stand for forgiveness, while the purple represent royalty.
- Azaleas. The showy blooms of azaleas represent temperance, or self-control.
- Daffodils. Hope for a cure for cancer.
Following our Kirkin' of the Tartans Dedication Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. we will be consecrating the Daffodils 4 Hope. I hope you will be able to join us!