This morning, walking sleepy-eyed onto our front porch, these fresh blooms caught my eye. I’m so excited that these Forget-me-nots, which are supposed to be planted in the spring, and which I planted at the end of summer, are blooming. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to them, being planted in the wrong season and not exactly in the shade the packet called for. The seeds are from my lovely friend Lauren (her blog), and I think the flowers are just beautiful.
I am reminded by watching them grow, and seeing the beauty of the flowers this morning, that the Lord God is the one that causes them to grow and provides everything that a plant needs to flourish. Matthew 6:28-33 says this:
“And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil not spin, yet I tell you, even Soloman in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 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? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
If my God can make a beautiful flower spring up out of some dirt in a pot, and He is pleased to do so, will he not much more care for me, His chosen child, and provide the things that I need? I have no reason to be anxious, but every reason to rejoice in my Father’s provision, and to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.