One cannot help but notice all the flowers in bloom alone our roads this time of year. With the green grass as a canvas, the supreme artist has grouped the blue, red, yellow, orange and various other colors together to form a picture that all of us would like to capture with our camera's, but seem to find our best efforts falling short of the original. No wonder Jesus said, "that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these" (Matthew 6:29). Just one, is more glorious, precise, marvelous and beautiful than all the material possessions we manage to store up for ourselves. Yet there is not just one, but millions of them covering miles of God's good earth.
Folks pile in their cars and drive for miles to behold the scene and consider the trip worth every penny. They do it now, because they know that soon it will be too late to behold this wonder. Jesus said it's "alive today and tomorrow it is thrown into the furnace" (Matthew 6:30). The hot Texas sun will soon bring the summer heat and these flowers of immense beauty will be gone and awaiting the rain of another year.
Jesus, by way of comparison, address the concerns of His disciples. Concerns about the necessity's of life. He says, "If God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith?" (Matthew 6:30). The concerns of this life can be immense. We seem intent on carrying more on our shoulders than we were ever intended to bear. We are prone to ignore the spiritually and overly pursue the material. Then when life caves in as it often does, nothing of real substance can be found to support us. Jesus said, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you" (Matthew 6:33).
I see the grass and the flowers and every time I do I'm reminded of what God can do. I'm reminded that if He plan's so wonderfully for something so temporary, how wonderfully He must plan for His children who abide forever (I John 2:17).
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