Flower Power

The heavens declare the glory of GOD

Have you ever taken the time out of your busy, hectic schedule to slow down, to look… to really look… to stop and to deeply consider the magnificence of GOD’s creation? GOD says to look up, “The heavens declare the glory of GOD; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2) GOD says to look around… everything shows design. Design requires a Designer. What splendor; what glory there is to behold if we would only take the time to slow down, stop and “consider!” Jesus was never in a hurry. He always took time to consider, and so should we. For example, Jesus said, “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28-29). So let’s pull up; park right here, and consider the flower today. Let’s stop, push all distractions aside, clear our minds from all the noise, and let’s truly “consider.” Let’s zoom in and contemplate the simplicity, and yet, the amazing complexity and wisdom set before us in – the flower. The insights and wisdom that we can glean from this flower is nothing less than spectacular. Let’s consider… Early in the morning; before dawn, when it is dark, damp and dreary, a yellow wildflower in the southern state of Florida in the United States is bowed down and closed tightly. Anxiously waiting for flower.powerthe dawn of a new day, this flower yearns with great anticipation and expectation for the glory of the sun. As soon as the flower senses the radiance and splendor of the sun and the beginning of a new day, it quickly awakens from its sleep in excitement and love for the sun. Sensing the suns presence, it quickly looks up, opens, and turns precisely in the direction of the early morning sun to the east. As the sun rises and grows in intensity, this wise flower opens itself up completely and aligns itself perfectly with the sun and stays in perfect alignment with the sun as it moves across the sky from east to west throughout the each day. It never vacillates; it never changes, always staying perfectly aligned with the sun to glean as much of its radiance, energy, and power. Likewise, as believers in Jesus Christ, if we will anxiously await for the arrival of Son of GOD every day; if we yearn with great excitement and expectation for His arrival each and every day; if we would only look up, open ourselves up, turn to Him, align ourselves to Him and for HIM and stay close to HIM thoughout each and every day; if we keep our focus and gaze constantly on HIM and follow HIM throughout the day, we will receive all of the power, life, and sustenance that we will need throughout each day. Jesus said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abitheth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing (John 15:5).” The Apostle Paul understood this fact as he was preaching on Mars Hill in Athens when he said, “For in Him (Jesus), we live and move, and have our being (Acts 17:28).”