Growing up, I loved picking various flowers and weeds from the yards around my home and using them for games I was playing. One flower that I was reminded of today was the buttercup flower (a member of the ranunculus family).— See, my blog can be educational too! 🙂
(I forgot I had a flash.)
As an adult I see how much this game really doesn’t make sense. mean, what does a yellow reflection have to do with liking butter? What if one flower reflects yellow and another didn’t? Nevertheless, this game was exciting to me. I loved picking buttercups because I wanted to see if I would reflect their color.
Tonight, while I was on my walk I saw these buttercup flowers and was reminded not only of this silly game but of what or Whom I reflect today. I guess I should fill you in on what I was doing and thinking before I saw these flowers. I love having quiet time w/ God and catching up on prayers that are heavy on my heart when I walk. Before I stumbled across these flowers I was earnestly praying Psalm 139. I LOVE that verse! I had just finished earnestly pleading with God over this section of the scripture when I saw the silly flowers Psalm 139: 23-24:
For the first time, I saw this small patch of buttercup flowers in a whole new light. What do people see when they see me? What/Who’s reflection do they see when they see me? It is my prayer that others see not that I like butter but that I love Jesus Christ. That is the call for all of us who call ourselves Christ followers.
As silly as it may sound, this little flower stirred up an excitement within me that I haven’t felt over them in years. If I am not reflecting Christ- his love, discipline, grace, patience..etc- than I would dare say I am doing NOTHING I am meant to do in this short little life. I have as much right to call myself a “Christ-ian” if I am not loving like him as I do to call myself a “Florid-ian” who doesn’t reside in Florida.
We each reflect something. When holding the flower to your chin, what/Who’s reflection do people see?