God's Botanical Christians

June 19, 2006
by Brenda Wood

Psalm 27:8 – When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. (KJV)

Fields of blooming sunflowers always make me smile. In the early light, their bright faces are lifted to face the sun in the eastern sky. As the day progresses, though still rooted in the same place, their cheerful faces chase the sun, no matter where it hangs in the blue.

My friend Jean calls them "God's Botanical Christians". She explains the term this way: day in and day out, their bright faces love the sun so much that they continually point toward it. Our successful walk as Christians depends on our seeking Him daily.

Sunflowers stand tall and bloom where they are planted, through all kinds of weather. We are called to do the same, no matter what our circumstances.

In later time, the sunflower heads will bow down, heavy with seed; soon after, they will be harvested. Eventually, we, too, full of good fruit, our heads bowed in prayer, will be part of God's heavenly harvest.

Oh! to be a worthy Son-flower!

Prayer: Dear Father God, help us to bloom toward You, no matter what field we find ourselves planted in. Help us be the very best Son-flowers that we can be. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Brenda Wood <brenda.w@nextcom.ca>
Sandycove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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