A few years ago my friend Soraya sent me a Rose of Jericho plant. Normally it looks like a tiny grey tumbleweed, but with a little water it springs back to life in an hour and becomes a green fern. It’s a super survivor.
There are many legends about this plant. It’s associated with the 40 day fast of Jesus, the nativity and his resurrection. It’s often called the Resurrection plant.
Some people use the water to bless their thresholds to guide the blessings in. To everyone, it’s a reminder of hope. No matter how bad things look, they can turn around fast.
Today, I brought my little plant survivor out and watered it back to life. It will remain on our kitchen table for the time being as a reminder of our own resilience. I videoed the opening to share as proof that miracles still happen, and the best miracles happen when things look at their worst.
Stay safe, stay strong, stay kind!