The Resurrection Plant

The resurrection plant, also known as the Rose of Jericho is a plant that can look as dead as tumbleweed and yet be brought to life by a drink of water. Yes, they literally dry out so much as to appear dead. There are actually over 100 plants that can look completely dead and yet can be revived as many as seventy years later.

These plants can blow all over the place and if they settle in a smidge of water, they will be revived.

It is thought that the Rose of Jericho takes its name from the Biblical city of Jericho which has suffered the same fate, yet has been revived and rebuilt many times.

Like many other plants, some parts of it should be kept away from chewing cats and small children.

This verse will give you a glimpse of what the plant looks like on its dry travels.

O my God, scatter them like tumbleweed, like chaff before the wind! (Psalm 83:13, NLT)

Friends, let us not be like the tumbleweed people who blow willy-nilly here and there and never connect to the one true Saviour. 

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13-14, NLT)

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