Now lightning is pretty obvious in what it offers. When an electrical charge builds up in a storm churned up by moisture and heat interacting with colder air, thunderstorms are common. And here in Florida, the lightning capital of the world, they can be extremely frightening, yet also very beautiful and despite their violent appearance, they are also very beneficial. The electrical activity results in much needed nitrogen being added to the soils below, and, of course, the rain is also very needed as it lands on the often parched earth and provides the gift of life to the earth. The morning after such a storm always dawns beautiful and clear and the often brown land turns green in an instant as the flowers and trees also seem to come back to life. And the biggest blessing of all is found in the raw and and natural view of God's power and glory that the storm provides.
Then there is the lilac plant, including wild honeysuckle which is also one of its components. It needs rain to prosper and provide the nectar that honey bees collect as they pollenate plant life and generate the purest of honey. Honey is probably the most healthy of all sweeteners and when used it is so much better the granulated sugar, and, as stated, much better for you. And then the lilac itself, which is so delicate, puts off that wonderful sweet aroma which is nature's perfume after the rain. And despite it's delicate nature, even in harsh climates and droughts, just a little rain will spring it back to life almost instantly. It is a plant which is hard to kill.
And so, while lightning is extremely strong and potentially dangerous, it is also beautiful like the lilac and beneficial with the nitrogen it provides to enrich the soil in which all things grow. And the lilac, while appearing dainty and fragile, is also very strong and is hard to destroy, showing some of the same traits as lightning. And then there is the most common of their similarities that is ever present for all of us to witness. Both the lilac and lightning are part of God's nature, gifts of God presented to us as guardians of the earth. Each has it's own special purpose, but as one of the puzzles of the life on earth mystery, they play together in the symphony of God's earth. Be blessed my friends, and just know and be thankful that you have the privilege of being part of this symphony of earthly life, being given it to experience, learn and grow. It is a great blessing to be appreciated by all of us. God bless you and have a glorious day. And I hope you will consider all things that are natural as we have looked at lightning and the lilac. It will enhance your understanding of how God works immensely.