"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever." (Isaiah 40:8, KJV)

My nephew has a green thumb. Flowers and plants just seem to bloom and flourish under his skillful care. His home is adorned with healthy, luscious, leaves and different shapes, varieties, and colors of beautiful flowers.

I however do not have great success growing live plants or flowers. Plus, I have a couple of issues with real plants. I don't like the gnats they tend to attract and the life span of live flowers is too short for me.

But, since I do appreciate the beauty of flowers and leaves, I took a silk floral design class. My home too has beautiful plants and flowers, but instead of pesky gnats, I just have to keep up with the dust issue.

I thought about the brief lifespan of a flower, and took that concern before God, thus the following poem was written:


THE FLOWER'S BEAUTY

Flowers have a beauty
This I don't deny
But they only live a short while
Then they fade and quickly die

God helped me see the flower
In a new and different way
The message is in their color
I pass it on to you today

The Blue ones are the angels
As they watched from heaven on high
As I left my throne in Glory
To go to planet earth to die

The Red ones say I Love You
I shed my blood at Calvary
The Green ones simply mean
You'll spend eternity with me

The Yellow says I've risen
I AM the Morning Son
I lay no longer in the tomb
My work on earth is done

The White is for deliverance
I have set the captive free
I've released you from the enemy
You now belong to me

And all the colors in between
The Purple, Orange, Pink
Means I can do way above
All you'll ask or think

So remember my Beloved
When you see a grand bouquet
There is beauty in the flower
And what the flower has to say


The lifespan of a flower is brief, as is our lifespan: "It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14, KJV)

Flowers also have a special way of bringing love, joy, comfort, and beauty into the lives they touch.

May that also be said of us, as we live out the time God has given us here on earth. May we show forth the love, joy, beauty and comfort of Jesus to any and all we come in contact with.

Cheremiah
Cheryl Mariano

Prayer: Lord thank You for sharing with us the beauty of Your flowers.
Thank You also for allowing us the privilege of showing forth the beauty of Jesus Christ. Amen.