Once again I was undecided about my topic for Sunday Morning Coming Down when that wonderful reader from Texas sent me the beautiful picture above. It is also from Texas and it is clearly a rural country church where the wildflowers grow. If you've never been to the Hill Country and close by environs of Texas in blooming season, the wildflowers are truly amazing. They are everywhere in a blend of colors and they make up a natural arrangement that can't be beat by the best florist in the world. I think that obviously no one can outpoint the Master of us all when it comes to beauty.
The most amazing thing about the picture is that even under a gray and somewhat drab sky the colors of the flowers make it bright and shiny to all who behold. And I think that offers us all a grand message. For you see, no matter what our eyes tell us when we look at things merely from the human perspective, they usually don't focus on beauty but rather are blinded by our daily trials and tribulations. But when we put God in the equation, all things become bright and beautiful for with faith we see a distant picture that permeates our heart, a picture of the world we will inherit when we enter His Kingdom awaiting us above.
The picture makes me think of something else based upon the sometimes base outlook that we humans have as we strive for things which have nothing to do with God. What if the eyes looking at this pictures see, instead of wildflowers, a vision of a huge piece of property for a new skyscraper or multi-unit projected? Well, under the right circumstances and the right framework, that might be okay, but when we take beautiful and precious soil and turn it into just another place likes so many others, I think a piece of our soul is lost with it, particularly if we haven't really asked God what He has in mind. That's the point to remember. Put God first in whatever we do and we'll always come to the right conclusion. In the meantime, enjoy the wildflowers right where they grow, for they are a heavenly gift given to us to love and enjoy. Have a blessed Sunday and honor the One who made us all.