A week after I bought these flowers for my lovely wife, they are entering their full bloom. So I just had to share a quick photo of them outside in the lovely morning light.
This week my devotional had many references to the Glory of God…his rising and the message of hope he brings precisely because he is now risen and on the unstoppable road to full glory in heaven with the father.
I must admit that after many weeks of Lent, and very contemplative devotionals this is quite a drastic change. Lent forced me to be introspective, and contemplate my weaknesses which could prevent me from reaching full communion with Christ. So the celebration this week still has me wondering if I can meet the challenges ahead. Can I obtain this rather incredible reward Christ offers us all?
These flowers though can teach a lesson about natural law we are all called to follow.
Even in the ground attached to their roots, these flowers were destined to die. Once cut their death will be accelerated. But if cared for with nutrients and sunlight they to can go out achieving their mission of full bloom pollination. How does this relate to us? We are all destined to die. All of us walk off the path of goodness from time to time…and that hurts our growth. Christ’s gift to us in this Easter is that if we look back to his word, pay our penance, and move back to the living water we can still reach heaven.
I’ll pray today that we all can find the living water we need to make the goodness grow to full potential in each of us.