Midweek Morsel: Be Wildflowers

Wildflowers make the world a better place. They make a difference on this earth of ours—this earth God has created and given to us.

Wildflowers add color, beauty, and fresh life to their surroundings. Many spice up their corners of the world even more with distinctive scents. Their many species also offer variety and new discoveries when we visit places outside our own regions. In other words, they help keep life interesting.

In fact, the life of a wildflower is one we’d do well to emulate. Just think, wouldn’t it be great if, when speaking about us, other might say, “She adds such beauty and color and fresh life everywhere she goes. Her fragrance is the fragrance of Christ. There’s no one else quite like her. I love to be around her.”

What do you say? Want to make the world a better place? Want to make a difference? Let’s be wildflowers!

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

*What’s your favorite wildflower? Or what kind of wildflower would you like to be? :)

*My photo (an Indian Paintbrush taken in Grand Teton National Park)

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Comments

  1. I love this analogy Cheryl. When I think of wildflowers I always think of Texas bluebonnets. Their color display in April and May each year always amazed me when I lived in Dallas. Thinking too of the people of West, Texas and Boston today. Keeping them all in my prayers.

  2. Debbie(Ky) says:

    What a gentle, beautiful post. Some of the most beautiful wildflowers in my area are designated “weeds” like violets and goldenrod. But when big bunches of them thrive in a field, they shine with beauty.

  3. Thanks, Mairead and Debbie. So glad you enjoyed the post!

    Mairead, I’ve never been in TX in April or May so have never seen the Texas bluebonnets. Would love to sometime. Bet they’re gorgeous.

    Debbie, I agree — fields of wildflowers are such a visual treat. God’s handiwork is amazing!

  4. Great post, Cheryl! I LOVE wildflowers, and they are such a gift to us from God. All flowers are, but the ones we don’t have to work for or mess with are particularly appreciated.

  5. Hi Cheryl,

    I am so excited for spring flowers to pop up here in from my snowy yard! Right now I’m savoring the last winter snow storm that has blown in full force.

    May people see His fragrance in me too.

    Jennifer
    http://www.jenniferdougan.com

  6. Jana, love how you point out what a gift of God that wildflowers are. And Jennifer, hope you get to see some soon. It’s time for winter to say goodbye! :)

  7. Oh I love wildflowers and this is such a good post. Makes you stop and think. I like that!!

  8. NC highways are littered with the gift of wildflowers. I like nothing better than being on a road trip, rounding the bend and being surprised by an explosion of wildflowers! Some day, I’m going to stop and snap a photo. I wonder what others see in me when they come around the bend only to find me standing in sight!

    peace~elaine

  9. Alicia, hope you get to enjoy lots of wildflowers this spring and summer!

    Elaine, wildflowers aren’t quite as numerous along our highways. NC sounds wonderful!

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