Cutting grass for a family whos father is in the hospital from a heart transplant.
While cutting grass, it struck me how beautiful the flowers are. Even the ones that come up with “weeds” or accompany some grasses.
The beauty of wildflowers is amazing. It is no wonder why our Savior Jesus commanded us to look at them and ponder their beauty. He said,
"And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?" [Mt 6:28-30, Lk 12:27-28]
Even Solomon, who was the richest and wisest man to ever live, in all that glory, cannot be compared to a simple wildflower. 2 Chronicles speaks of some of his glory,
"Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays: And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom. And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon. For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom." [2 Ch 9:17-22]
Though Solomon had a very great abundance of earthly riches, and wisdom above all, Jesus says “even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” And consider that most of those wildflowers get cut down in a day and we pay little attention to them; yet, their glory is far greater than an abundance of earthly wealth. And so, if our loving Father adorns these flowers, which are of very little value and that grow up in a day and are cut down or burned, how much more thought and beauty must He put into each of us!
When we consider the flowers of the field, truly we see God’s beauty and design, and we can experience the peace and comfort of God, knowing that He takes much more thought and care for us, “for whom Christ died.”
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