Right in front of our church building (in Cincinnati) earlier this week, I looked to the right, to the left, then straight ahead, and was able to, from one spot, count nine colors on spring flowers. Wild flowers about which I generally don’t pay attention to, smiled at me through bright colors – Purple Cresses, Marsh Marigolds, Butter Cups, Flowering Dogwoods, Bright Redbuds, and other flowers whose names I don’t know yet.
Have you taken time, this spring, in the rat race you’re in, called life, to stop and admire the intricacies of God’s creative wonders, right beside/beneath you? If you haven’t, you might want to, especially you who gets stressed out with the challenges of life.
Those flowers and colors reminded me of two things:
1. The 1848 song by Cecil Alexander:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
Helped me remember Psalm 104:24: O Lord, what a variety of things You have made! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your riches.
2. God’s unwavering care for you and me! Most of these flowers will be gone in a few days. The dogwoods in my neighborhood are already losing their white petals. Even when beautiful spring flowers pass on, Jesus reminds us: If God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? (Matthew 6: 30)
My friend, why don’t you join me, in admiring the beauties of nature this spring, each color a reminder of our awesome, incredibly creative Creator God, who cares for us more than all the flowers out there?! Not sure is He cares for you that much? Then, I invite you to check out our worship service this Saturday, 11 a.m. EST.