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At North Pointe’s Good Friday service, everyone was given a carnation. The carnation is one of the world’s oldest cultivated flowers. Its name derives from “coronation” for the floral garlands that were fashioned for ancient Greek ceremonial events. Carnations are, “The Flower of God.”
Carnations come in a variety of colours and each one has an associated meaning. Light red carnations are often used to convey admiration. Dark red is an expression of love. White carnations are associated with purity. Pink carnations are often given as a sign of gratitude.
As an act of worship, each person took their carnation and attached it to a rugged wooden cross. The carnations served as a coronation – honouring Jesus as Victor, King and Saviour. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24 NIV)
Because of Jesus we are forgiven.
Because of Jesus we are healed.
Because of Jesus we choose red, white and pink – love, purity, and a life of gratitude.
This is the “good” that comes from a Friday that focuses on a cross.
To God be the glory!

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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