Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
We love living in our home nestled in the forest. Especially in summer, when all the leaves are out, the shade from the blistering Georgia sun is a welcome respite. I can sit on our deck, even on a 90 degree day, and be comfortable.
But, there is one drawback. Our vast leaf cover prevents us from planting a garden. And, not many plants prefer shade over sun. So, we are limited in our choices.
My husband, Danny, brings these beauties home two weeks ago. I set right to work getting them potted and watered. I know. Just five plants. But, they are enough to bring some color and cheer to our back deck.
Begonia Red Dragon Wing
New Guinea Impatiens
Golden Creeping Jenny
Yes, this last one doesn't look like much now, but this is what we're eventually hoping for!
I'm content with our tiny garden. I look forward to watching our plant babies grow and continue to blossom throughout the summer. If all goes well, they should last until our first hard freeze late in the fall.
And, as I see how God has dressed these delicate blooms in splendor for us to enjoy and admire, I am reminded that we, too, need not labor nor spin to be beautiful in His sight. He created us to be in relationship with Him. He loves us not for what we do, but for who we are.
His beloved children.
Will you take a moment today to simply "be" with the Lord, your God?
Will you pray with me?
Thank You, Father, for the wonder and splendor of Your magnificent creation. Let us always stand in awe of Your grandeur and power. Thank You for loving us so much that you sent Your precious Son, Jesus, to bear the weight of our sins so that we can be in relationship with You. Amen.