Little Orange Flowers

16 06 2014

I don’t even know what they are called. Driving down the street, I noticed little orange flowers brightening up the sides of the road. Calling them little orange flowers really does not do them justice. They are deep, dark orange in the center. The petals then move from being rich orange to bright yellow on the tips as they spread out under the sun. Stunning. Each flower is a masterpiece, having been painted by an Artist intent on revealing His glory.

I know I didn’t see those flowers last week as I drove this same route. Next week they will probably be a memory. Today they fulfilled their purpose. Today they pointed to a Creator who delights in beauty. He extravagantly poured splendor onto the side of the road hoping I would notice. Today they revealed a Savior’s interest in the most ordinary part of my day. He graced my drive with glory just to remind me that I am loved. Today He spoke through flowers as He reminded me of His wisdom and His Word.

“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” – Matthew 6:30

The care God showered on the little orange flowers by the side of road is just a glimpse into the beauty, power, wisdom, transformation, and glory that He longs to shower on me.

My Jesus Resolution today is to live in the truth revealed by the little orange flowers. God is at work in this world. He moves in nations, controls the winds and the tides, and reveals Himself in little orange flowers. The words that follow in Matthew 6 remind me that I don’t need to be anxious, worried, or troubled. The little orange flowers tell a story about the One who made them. God is in control. He takes care of the smallest details on this earth. His eye is on me. He knows what I need, and He cares enough to plant little orange flowers along the way to remind me.


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17 06 2014
Karen L. Underwood

Great message! Thank you Cassandra.

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