The Beautiful Christmas Poinsettia

By Ralphine Major

It is one of the lingering signs of Christmas. For weeks or even months before the start of the Christmas season, many people shopped, decorated, and made plans for the Christmas holiday. It has only been a few days since the long-awaited Christmas Day, and now there is hardly a sign of the special season that many call their favorite time of the year. Gifts have been unwrapped. Christmas trees have been taken down and packed away or taken for recycling. Santa has returned to the North Pole. Life is returning to normal again as school and work schedules are resuming. With each passing day of 2023, Christmas 2022 is becoming a more distant memory.

The beautiful poinsettia is one of the few signs of Christmas that can still be seen these days. Often, a lone poinsettia can be seen proudly displaying its flowering blooms and leaves in homes and businesses late into January. These days, poinsettias come in a variety of colors such as pink or white. My favorite color of the popular flower is still the traditional Christmas red. Enjoy the simple beauty of the Christmas poinsettia while it lasts.

Words of Faith: “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” Matthew 9:35 (KJV).