During a cool down stroll following a lengthy run recently, my eyes spotted a cluster of bright, yellow flowers. . . .called. . . . .dandelions.
I had always considered dandelions as weeds, but this day, my opinion would change. This group of flowers were beautiful and sunny. Their petals revealed intricate order; I would need more faith to believe that they appeared by accident than being the handiwork of a master designer/creator. They were clean, even as their surroundings had dirt and clutter.
And, best of all, these bright, beautiful, orderly, and clean flowers seemed to be at peace, and poised. They reminded me of the profound, therapeutic words of the Lord Jesus: “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? So, do not worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Above all else, seek God’s Kingdom and His righteousness, and He will give you everything you need. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is plenty enough. (Matthew 6: 30-34)
(Postscript: I learned online that there are over two hundred fifty varieties of dandelions. Dandelion greens are edible, and are excellent sources VitaminE, folate and provide substantial amounts of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and beta-carotene – a health food😊) —