“1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” Psalm 48:1-2 KJV
“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:1-5
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12 KJV
Isn’t this a pretty flower? Parachute Daisies are annual flowers that are native to Africa. They get to be about 18 inches high and are supposed to be easy to grow. Each flower lasts for several days, but folds its petals closed each night. Then when those days are completed the flower turns into a white ball while its seeds form. They will brighten any flowerbed, and are beautiful in mass plantings. They are also really nice for cut flowers because they will still open during the day and close at night while in the vase.
When I look at these orange flowers I am reminded of how the Lord brings beauty and light into the world. I am also reminded that He dwells in those who believe in Him, and transforms them into His beautiful image allowing His light to shine through them. No matter where they are or what they might be experiencing, He will be with them and in them bringing beauty to their situation.
“Parachute Daisy” by Theresa Anne Moore
They spread like a blanket with utmost ease
Adorning the landscape with warmth and grace.
Each flower stands poised; eager to please
Greeting each day with a bright open face.
This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).
Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.
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