Have you ever seen a flower down
Sometimes angels skip around
And in their blissful state of glee
Bump into a daisy or sweet pea.
Do you have sweet peas where your live? Around here, they grow wild on the sides of highways. In the 17th century, a Sicilian monk sent it's seeds to England. And the flower we know today was hybridized by Scottish nurseryman Harry Eckford. In recent years, New Zealand has been a source of new varieties. There are many different colors, but they are best known for their scent, which is sensous and captivating. It used to be highly prized by perfumers, but now the synthetic form is mostly used. There were perfumers back in bible times. Once a woman came up to Jesus and poured a jar of very expensive perfume on him. His disciples didn't like this, and said that the perfume would have been better used if it was sold and the money given to the poor. Here was his reply.
"She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throught the world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her." Matthew 26:10,13