My daughter, Sandy, wrote this poem to cheer up a friend who was in the hospital. It was very lovely with some wonderful truths in it, and I wanted to share it with you.
Flowers speak to us of the beauty of creation.
Each leaf and petal is uniquely formed
and shaded by the hand of God.
Flowers bloom in the richness of soil and under the care of the most attentive gardener,
yet we also find them in the most adverse of circumstances.
Flowers bloom in a desert after a rain;
in the brief summer of the Arctic;
in the cleft of a rock.
Sometimes no one sees that flower but God,
yet each blossom glorifies Him.
It reminds us that no matter what our abilities and contributions,
our circumstances and limitations, God is our gardener.
We do not have to worry, because He who dresses the lilies of the fields, cares for us.
When we rest in Him, rooted in the vine,
sometimes only He sees us,
yet we bring glory to Him.
In Luke 11:27-31 (NLT) there is a scripture with this great message: “ Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.”