I like a garden that is informal, with masses of flowers and colour
everywhere. Most people love flowers because of their varied colours,
shapes and smells. Flowers attract insects and they in turn attract
the birds which sing to you each morning.
The Bible says in Song of Solomon 2:1, that Jesus is the "Rose of Sharon, the
lily of the valley". Like flowers, Jesus has a beauty that attracts
people. Jesus also has a tremendous love for children and we are
drawn to Him because of His warmth, kindness and care that He shows to each
one of us. Jesus never fades and dries up like flowers do.
Often we don't feel that we are Christians. But, then the fragrance
from the roses fills our nostrils. Even though it feels as if we are
in the dark, we still know that the roses are there and that they are
blooming in full flower and fragrance. They remind us that we can
come into the presence of Jesus. Psalm 16:11 says:
"In Your presence is fulness of joy.
At Your right hand there are
pleasures for evermore."
Jesus wants us to be like flowers by being kind and caring for others.
This is like the beauty of the petals and the fragrance of the
flower. People will then see the love of Jesus in us, and come to
realise that they also need to experience His love and Salvation.
Do you have "Flower Power" and have the sweet fragrance of Jesus?