How Does the Son Shine on Me?
Have you ever watched dandelions? I mean, really watched them.
They always seek the sun. They do not function well without it. Their petals close and they wilt. They seemingly, do nothing much, waiting until the sunshine returns.
Recently, our lawn became an expanse of bright yellow; one brilliantly sunny day. Then clouds obscured the sun and the flowers closed and our lawn became green once again.
Of course, we know that plants are constantly growing and changing according to the weather conditions. But to be their best, they need sunshine.
When our lives take a dive, we too, seek the solace of isolation. We close ourselves off from others while we resolve our challenges and our hurts. In essence, we have a little pity-party while waiting for things to get better. We miss the good times.
We need to seek light of a different kind.
We need the Son of God for us to function well.
As we grow in maturity as a Christian believer, we too, grow and bloom. We might be helpers or teachers. Perhaps, administrators or pastors; whatever our calling might be we need the Son, in order to be the best that we can be.
The prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10, NIV) effectively requests God’s Will with this prayer.
“Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
It is a pretty affective prayer. I can testify to that.
Just as a dandelion blossoms and follows the sun for the warmth and light, we Christians also enlarge our territories when we draw in the Son. As we follow Him, our lives are transformed and we too bloom and grow.
Prayer and Blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26, NKJV)
Writing has always been a passion of Patricia. She can express myself better in writing, than verbally. She enjoys creating short stories and devotionals. Her favourite past-times: family-time; gardening; reading; walking and listening to good music. Married. Mother of two sons; step-Mom to a son & daughter and Nana to ten.
Look for her devotionals at Pepe Prays and her blog at Patters Matters.
Patricia has recently completed her first novel – Eleanor, A Stolen Childhood – which is in the process of publication. Her second novel, Priscilla – Hidden in the Shadows is now being written.
A very thought provoking devotional. I recall writing a blog about dandelions long ago, but on a very different theme. However what you’ve written ministered to me today. Thankyou
Thank you so much for writing. It is tremendously encouraging to get feedback.
Blessings to you,
Those sweet little dandelions need water too. Our boys pick them for me from time to time, and if they don’t get water they also wilt and die. So effective God is in giving us grace messages in His glorious creations! The Son is so needed as is the Water of His Word. Nice message Patricia.