Friday, June 18, 2010

Is There Value in a Flower?

I get into flowers. I take oodles of photos of flowers. I go on garden tours to view flowers. I purchase books and magazines with flowers. I plant and I weed flowers. I choose flowers over vegetables in my garden (okay, this isn't so good at harvest time or on the winter table!)

Admittedly, I spend alot of my time in the summer with flowers.

I asked the Lord, "Is there value in the time I spend with my flowers? And what is their value?" He gives me some clear answers as I spend time in my garden...

  • Flowers are an expression of God's creativity.
  • Flowers are a representation of His beauty.
  • Flowers show us the value that God places on beauty.
  • Flowers make people smile. = )
  • Flowers need tending and in the tending there are lessons to be learned.
  • Flowers draw the eye to focus on beauty, and marvel at their Creator.
  • Flowers remind me that even the most seemingly insignificant has value.
When you look at the photo of the flower above, you will notice that the Lord has taken care to make a small flower (it is about the size of a dime)  intricately designed...Does it lead you to ponder how much more precious you are to God who has not only intricately woven you together, but put His life in you? If a few flowers make an impact on the much of an impact can you make? Do you know your worth to the Lord?

Perhaps a flower can help you see more clearly your unique value to God. What are the intricate details He has woven into your life?

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book before
one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16


lisasmith said...

This flower is beautiful!! The Lord speaks to me through flowers all the time.

Love this post!
Consider the lilies...

love, lisa xoxo

A Stone Gatherer said...

Where you wrote "Does it lead you to ponder how much more precious you are to God" it made me think of the verse that says "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever." Is 40:8. They are beautiful and do indeed show us his great love for us!