Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Blooming in the Sun


When Glen and I first started gardening, I noticed an obvious, but interesting fact.  Flowers grow toward the sun.  Our hanging baskets, which hang from our fence and carport will grow toward the sun to the degree that the other side will be almost bare.  To prevent this, Glen regularly rotates the baskets so each side remains full of blossoms.  Even in our flower beds, which progressively go from full sun to full shade, plants will lean toward the sun, sometimes at remarkable angles.  They know from where their life comes.

We are like plants in God's garden.  If we consistently expose ourselves to His light, we will grow and blossom.  If we do not, we will shrivel up and dry out.  

"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:  walk as children of light:" (Ephesians 5:8).

There is no neutral, no idling place in our Christian lives.  We are either growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus or we are not.

He has planted us in His garden to bear flowers that only He can produce in us. We are to bear the likeness of the seed from which we have our life.

"For if we have been planted in the likeness of His death [Christ], we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection." (Romans 6:5.)

God provides the rain and the sunlight, but we must, like the flowers in our garden, turn toward that sun, we much face that which gives us life. Then even in a desert, we shall "blossom as the rose." (Isaiah 35:1.)

"I am the light of the world:  

He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

John 8:12


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