The yucca is a fascinating plant. Even though it is primarily a desert plant, you see it in many landscapes around this area. It starts as a pile of sword-like leaves from which emerges a tall stalk with tightly folded "arms" that slowly open out to unfold their flowers. The blossom of the yucca plant is the official state flower of New Mexico. Early settlers in that state called them "our Lord's candles."
"... the lamps of the golden menorah burn evening after evening ..." - 2 Chronicles 13:11
"Our Lord's candles" glow brilliantly in the sunlight and shimmer in the moonlight, much like the candles that burn on the golden menorah.
O Lord, as the flowers of the yucca light the night, may I be a light that shines forth to illuminate the way for others. Amen.
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