Consider the Lilies

Consider the Lilies

Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.

Luke 12:27

A few weeks ago, I made a collage in art class. The assignment asked me to make it around a Biblical theme of my choice, so I chose “trusting in God.”

I ripped up some old clothing catalogues and created this: 

"Consider the Lilies" collage made with paper. Blue sky, green foreground, and a pink and a purple flower.

I’m really happy with how it turned out. And I love my hidden symbolism with the clothing catalogue, since not even Solomon had as fine clothing as the flowers do. 

Anyway, we aren’t here to talk about art or even clothes. We’re here to talk about trusting God. 

I want you to think about plants for a minute. 

In Ohio, most of our flowers are open or still sprouting. Everything is green. 

But a few weeks ago, we got five inches of snow. All the daffodils, tulips, and crocuses were covered. 

Unlike you and me, flowers can’t get up and move inside when it gets too cold or too windy. 

They simply have to trust. 

They have to trust that their Creator knows what’s best for them and will sustain them. 

My houseplants have to trust that I will water them, give them enough sunlight, and fertilize them occasionally. 

While I’m a very, very unreliable plant-mom, God is faithful. 

Snow might cover the flowers and threaten to kill them. But God is in control. He knew those 5 inches of snow would hurt the plants, but that they would bounce back. The buds I feared were lost are now open. 

If He takes such care of the lilies, how much more does He care for you, dear one? You who are made in the image of God, bought with the blood of His Son. You are more precious to Him than all the flowers of the world. 

Child of God, you cost Christ too much for Him to forget you. 

Charles Spurgeon

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