There is something so beautiful about flowers. The way the different types mesh together to make a beautiful garden is so peaceful and serene. The colors join together to make a palette of wonder for the fortunate spectator who is able to take in the sights and the smells of God’s amazing beauty.
We grow our gardens. We put a lot of diligence and tender care into creating this place of beauty where peace and tranquility can reign. And when our flowers reach maturity, we pick some to beautify the insides of our homes, to bring that color, scent, and freshness of the outside into our dwelling spaces. A lot of thought can go into which flowers to pick….which ones are ready to be cut and enjoyed.
We are a lot like those flowers. God tends to us, He nurtures us, he puts His love into cultivating our hearts to be like His. Then….when we are mature and ready….he handpicks us to go out and do His good works. He chooses us to bring that freshness of the gospel into lives that are lost, lonely, or afraid. Just like that, we can become that bright spot in someone’s shadows, that light in another’s darkness.He chooses us to bring that freshness of the gospel into lives that are lost, lonely, or afraid. Click To Tweet
Each of us are handpicked by our Master Creator for a specific purpose. He considers us, and He plans according to His will for our lives. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. (John 15:16)
What has He handpicked you for? How are you going to bring freshness to someone’s day? How is your brilliant color going to mesh with the vibrancy of others around you to create a thing of beauty? Be a part of the beautiful bouquet that makes up His followers. Let your fragrance pour into those around you. You were handpicked for a purpose….so let your value be found in sharing the gospel….in sharing His love.