lilies of the field, wildflowers

lilies of the field, wildflowers

They’re called Garden Huckleberry. I spotted the small flowers growing wild on the side of the road while on my walk. They looked so unique and pretty, growing effortlessly in the grass. You might just miss them if you weren’t looking. But what caught my eye were the purple and white flowers growing together on the same stem, and a burst of bright yellow in the center. I picked a few to take home, and tried to revive them in a glass of water once I was back at home, but they had already started to wilt from the summer’s heat. I guess they were meant to shine where they were placed. The flowers, though, reminded me of something I had read often, and is one of life’s simple truths:

“Consider how the wildflowers grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! If that’s how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more will He do for you? Don’t be anxious, for your Father knows what you need. Seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you. Luke 12:27-30

Even the best accomplishments of mankind cannot equal the things God has made for us – simple, beautiful, and full of life itself. In these uncertain times we live in, a little flower beside the road can be a reminder of so much more – cherish life, look for hope and beauty, and you will see the signs of God’s love and care for you. God can and will provide for you when you look to Him.

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and  Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.

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