Dragon Fruit Flower Glory
Recently my husband and I were blessed with amazing dragon fruit flower glory in our back yard. Enjoy the gallery. Information about dragon fruit (Pataya) can be found here.
For some reflections, see below.
Lessons from the “Lilies”
In Luke 12:27-31, Jesus instructed his disciples: “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! (v. 27-28)
And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. … your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” (v. 29-31)
“Lilies” in Our Backyard
On January 17 and 18, my husband and I were blessed with amazingly beautiful dragon fruit flowers in our back yard. While, strictly speaking, not lilies, they are not too different, and perhaps even more beautiful. The lessons of Jesus’ teaching certainly apply here. So what follows are some reflections on our experience and the above scripture passage.
Two to three weeks prior, five buds appeared on our dragon fruit cactus. Slowly they grew and increased in size. Three became slightly larger than the other two. Then one evening, on a full-moon night, the three opened into glorious flowers.
“Not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” …
Photos: Eva and Alex Peck