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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Flowers of the Field




"I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?...See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these" Matthew 6:25,28-29.
I was wandering around the flower beds last night, trying to photograph some of the different flowers and I was really struck by the beauty of the flowers. They are each different; different colors, different forms, different sizes, different styles, but each one beautiful in its own way. I thought about what an amazing God we have. He has created an awesome world for us, with beauty to be found both in large scale and the very small. God tells us that he dresses the flowers of the field and he will also care for us. He loves us regardless of our color, form, size or style. We are also meant to be beautiful and the best way to do that is to show God's love to the world around us. Someone I used to work with was known by some of the staff as "Jesus with skin on". What a wonderful description of what we are called to be!
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7 comments:

Nancy said...

What a great way to look at life & our God!!! The flowers are truly amazing & the hand that made them even more amazing!!!

FriedOkra said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful flowers, beautiful thought. What a great way to start my Friday. Thanks!

Laura said...

Beautiful! It's also cool how the flowers look beautiful on their own - but if you clump them together in a mixed bed, or put all one kind together in a field, they're spectacular!

And it's nice to know that God loves me even if I'm big as a hibiscus and poky as a thistle sometimes! :)

Sandra said...

Beautiful Beautiful pictures, what gorgeous flowers they are.

Thanks for posting them :)

Have a great weekend,
♥Sandra

Saija said...

amen ...

the Lord has been bringing this verse to mind many a time as i pondered quitting my job at the park ... and He has shown me His care over and over and over!

Deb said...

Beautiful flowers, and the scriptures to go with them are awesome.

The Hilton tribe said...

Very cool pictures