There have been sunflowers in my life recently. My little ones brought home a seed from preschool and because they love new things, we put the little paper cup in the sun and watered it. It began to grow, almost immediately.
I never imagined what would come out of that little seed. For some reason, one seed didn’t grow. Same light, same water, different seed. It struggled. At one point, we saw a little green, but shortly thereafter it died.
But, this sunflower, well, it grew. It grew and it grew. This is one flower on the plant.
My little ones were so excited to see their little seed grow and flower. It stands taller than our 6 foot privacy fence.
You see, I learned something about sunflowers. They follow the sun. Every day, the flower on a sunflower will turn itself towards the sun and will follow as the sun moves across the sky through the day. It is a beautiful and exciting thing.
We sat outside and taught our little ones this lesson.
But, the miracle didn’t stop there. Some may think this is silly, but the flower developed and continued to grow, and another flower on the plant turned into this:
Now, if my eyes don’t deceive me, that is a heart.
You see, my heart has been stretching a little the past few weeks. Sometimes it has felt tugged a little too hard at a pace that I dislike. It has been hurting, and I have been feeling even a little lost and alone. But, when I go in my backyard and look at this flower, I am reminded that I need to turn my face to the sun.
Or, maybe right now I need to remember to turn my face towards The Son.
And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given
nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men,
only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
I hope this flower can bring a little of the Son into your life.