Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bread For the Journey


Sunflowers.
This unusual variety of sunflower was growing in a friend's garden.  
We're most familiar with the bright golden yellow sunflowers but they come in all shades
 from dark amber to this pale yellow green.

 I wish I could find the picture we took years ago of sunflower fields 
stretching as far as the eye could see. 
Each of the thousands of sunflowers had it's bright yellow head facing the same direction.

 This is one thing that has always fascinated me about sunflowers. 
They lift their heads to face the sun.   
They've been created to follow the sun. 
As the sun rises in the east and courses overhead to set in the west, 
sunflowers turn their heads to fully capture as much light as they can.  
They do it instinctively. 
You always see them in the best light because the full light of the sun is on them 
Their beauty is magnified by the bright summer sun.

 We can learn a lesson from these lovely flowers.
If we follow the course Christ sets,
if we turn our faces constantly in the direction of the Son,
our lives will be full of light, with no shadow or turning.
When Moses spent time with God, he came away with a radiant face.  
There was no doubting Who he had been with.
When we spend time with God, when we study to please Him and follow Him,
 we will reflect that radiance to those around us.

Psalm 43:3

O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.

Psalm 143:8

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice & so very true. Thank you!

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  2. Your words have touched me deeply today. Thank you for sharing such a lovely analogy and comforting verses.

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