Learn From Flowers

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.”

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What a promise He has given us!! If we would only live by that truth, we would not have as much stress in our lives or work from the early morning hours until late into the night. We would not worry about positions but we would do whatever He has for us to accomplish. He really wants us to bloom where he plants us; whether at home or in the workplace. Let us allow others to see the same beauty in us as they see in flowers.


About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called listeningtohear.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Learn From Flowers

  1. A lovely poem. I used to write poetry but haven’t for a few years; have to get back to it! This is inspiring!


  2. Cheryl says:

    I enjoy poetry,too!


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