“Come and see the works of God. He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.” Psalm 66:5 (NKJV)
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 as they wait for it to return. They seemingly do nothing until the sun shines.
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 sun.
We Need the Light
When our lives take a dive, we too, seek solace, and will internalize our problems 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 light of a different kind. We need the Son of God living in our hearts, for us to function well. As we grow in maturity, as Christian believers, we too, bloom. We might be helpers or teachers. Perhaps, administrators or pastors; whatever our calling might be, we need the Son, in order to be our best at what we are led to become.
The prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10) effectively requests God’s will in his life with this prayer: “Lord, bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory but put Your hand upon me and keep me from evil ways, that I will cause no harm.”
Just as a dandelion follows the sun for the warmth and light, we Christians enlarge our territories when we draw in the Son. As we follow Him, our lives are transformed, and we, too, bloom and grow.
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 (NKJV)
Prayer: “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)