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Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (KJV)

My nephew has a green thumb. Flowers and plants just seem to bloom and flourish under his skillful care. His home is adorned with healthy, luscious leaves and different shapes, varieties, and colours of beautiful flowers.

However, I do not have great success growing live plants or flowers. Plus, I have a couple of issues with real plants. I don't like the gnats that they tend to attract, and the life span of live flowers is too short for me.

But, since I do appreciate the beauty of flowers and leaves, I took a silk floral design class. My home, too, has beautiful plants and flowers, but instead of pesky gnats, I just have to keep up with the dust issue.

I thought about the brief lifespan of a flower, and took that concern before God. I like to think that the following poem contains what He might say about it.

    The Flower's Beauty

    Flowers have a beauty
    This I don't deny
    But they only live a short while
    Then they fade and quickly die

    God helped me see the flower
    In a new and different way
    The message in their colour
    I pass on to you today

    The blue ones are the angels
    As they watched from heaven on high
    As I left my throne in glory
    To go to planet earth to die

    The red ones say I love you
    I shed my blood at Calvary
    The green ones simply mean
    You'll spend eternity with me

    The yellow says I've risen
    I Am the Morning Son
    I lie no longer in the tomb
    My work on earth is done

    The white is for deliverance
    I have set the captives free
    I've released you from the enemy
    You now belong to Me

    And all the colours in between
    The purple, orange, pink
    Mean I can do away above
    All you'll ask or think

    So remember my beloved
    When you see a grand bouquet
    There is beauty in the flower
    And what the flower has to say

The lifespan of a flower, indeed, is brief, as is our lifespan.

James 4:14b – For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (KJV)

But flowers have a special way of bringing love, joy, comfort, and beauty into the lives that they touch. May that also be said of us, as we live out the time that God has given us here on earth. May we show forth the love, joy, comfort, and beauty of Jesus to any and all with whom we come in contact.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for sharing with us the beauty of Your flowers. Thank You also for allowing us the privilege of showing forth the beauty of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    A lovely poem, Cheremiah. Blessings to you!

    I enjoyed your poem very much.

    Brilliant and Awesome poem Cheremiah!
    Jesus sure loves you!

    Thank you, Cheryl, for this unique message about flowers and their meaning.

    Dear Cheryl, what a beautiful and inspiring devotional. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

    Well done Cheryl. I enjoyed this devotional. Blessings on your day today.
    (Ontario. Canada)

    Good afternoon Cherimiah.
    Good devotional and beautiful poem as usual. Thank you for writing.

    What a beautiful poem and message! I shall look at a flower with new eyes from now on. Thank you, Cheryl, and God Bless!
    (Ontario, CA)

    Dear Cheremiah,
    What a lovely and wonderful devotion and poem that you have written. It makes my heart sing to the Lord with gratefulness and gratitude.

    Hi Cheremiah,
    I really enjoyed reading your devotional today, and your poem was particularly poignant! How wonderful that all of God’s creations have a beautiful story to tell of His love for us!

    Hello Cheremiah,
    Many thanks for another absolutely beautiful and very meaningful devotional. Your poem writing says it all in a special way of expressing our Saviour’s love and care.
    Blessings for sharing your poetic writings.

    Thanks for the good word and poem, Cheremiah.

    What a beautiful poem! I would like to use it sometime giving you the credit, of course.

    Cheremiah, Thank you for spilling over to us your deep love for the Lord. He has blessed us with beauty all around. Like echo’s of His love. May many hearts be open to His amazing grace and love!

    Hello my friend
    Thank you for this beautiful and colorful devotional. Amazing. I bet you will get lots of responses to it.
    Have a great day my friend. God bless

    Thank you, Cheryl, for a wonderful poem. I, too, am a gardener, and look after our church’s gardens, and sadden at the shortness of their life. But what are we to God? A mere speck in time for our God, yet all are beautiful in his eyes; and because he created us, we should not disappoint him as failing to yield our brilliance as he planned for us. God bless.

    I am a gardener and love flowers and plants. If a pretty weed strays into one of my flower beds, I allow it to stay. The actual blossom may not live long, but the plant remains to remind us of its beauty. I loved the poem! I especially loved the part that reminded us of God’s ability to do more than we can think or ask. I have a problem remembering that; and as I am going through a difficult time, I thank you for your devotional.

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