We have a rather large garden full of flowers at our house. Spring time is my favorite time of year. Everything is waking up from winter and coming back to life. It makes me happy to see the familiar flowers that I love. First come the tulips, then dandelions (which are such a happy sight), then lilacs and bluebells, then we have camassia, allium, iris, and baptista…. There are many more to come. Each type opens up when it is its exact time and the different types always come the same order. We watch them come, we watch them go. This march of the flowers continues until frost. Each type opening up, lasting for what seems a few days, and then the flowers fall off and they are done.
The Bible likens man’s life to a flower. There are a handful of passages where flowers are mentioned. In most of these the fleeting nature of life is the point. I Peter 1:24,25 says “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever. And this word is the good news that was preached to you.”
Much like the march of the flowers, each new generation of people springs up, lasts several short years and then drops away. We arrive in the exact order that God intended. He gives us a mission to do something beautiful. What will you do during your time here? Are you going to be a beautiful flower in God’s sight that does, something glorifying to Him? It is important that we take action when God speaks to us. We should not hide inside our bud and keep the glory to ourselves. In the temple the flower carvings were open flowers, putting on display the beautiful love they represented.
I hope you enjoy the book “God’s Building.” It is full of good news. My words are fleeting, but the Word of God my book presents remains forever. I hope you will find it to be something beautiful to be appreciated.