Monday, September 19, 2011

God's Garden

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin: and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Matthew 6: 28,29.

I like to think of the lilies when I'm planning to dress up. They come in so many pretty colors. There are white ones, yellow and orange ones, even purple ones. And they are dressed up with their little freckled dots that makes them dear to my heart.

I'm sure that the Lord meant we are not to worry about clothes or provisions. And yet I believe we can also think that He wanted us be be as colorfully arrayed as His flowers. Does that mean that we can't wear blown, black, or neutrals? I know many heavenly minded people wore just these for a very long time. I don't see that in this scripture, though.

God made the gorgeous silhouettes: the black scrubby tree against the pearly moon. He made cactus and palm tree to stand out against sunsets, too. I think He loves these contrasts. We can enjoy them, too, when we dress.

So I'm putting on my sunset colors today - coral, black and blue. Tomorrow there will be something else to wear from His garden. And I will remember to trust in Him and let Him take care all of my toiling and spinning.


  1. Nicely put. I think just like He made various colorful flowers, He made various and colorful people. :-)

  2. He thinks of everything, doesn't He??!?!?! :O)

  3. I love that idea... that His reference to lilies could could be being as gorgeously arrayed.

    I saw your link at Jeanette's. Glad I stopped by... enjoyed your take on things!

  4. I love that, Nancy. Yes, he didn't HAVE to make all the beautiful colors and fragrances and flavors that he did. If he hadn't we'd be none the wiser, would we? But he did!!! :o)

  5. Hi Nancy -

    Great post! I don't believe God wants us somber and sour. We're to reflect Him. Just like there is variety in creation, there's variety among us.

    Enjoy your sunset colors!