I'm always so grateful when these unexpected gifts appear although I didn't make the connection of Mary with the iris until this morning when I looked out the porch window. Two white African irises joyfully greeted the sunshine of a New Year. The other flowers were mostly at rest, but these two floral apostles seemed eager to usher in a powerful message.
Iris represents a need to keep on having faith, for a new birth will soon be coming! It brings with it a new sense of peace and well-being. A message we can all use as we go through the travailing process!
In reviewing the iris symbolism just now, I read that the iris is sacred to the Blessed Mother as Archangel Gabriel is often painted as presenting Mary with an iris as he announces God's plan for her to become the mother of Christ.
|New Year's Morn - African Iris|
Love and joyful blessings for a wonderful happy, healthy, and uplifting New Year.