31 Days: The rest of wild flowers 

Yesterday I wrote about the Sabbath being a day of delight in the Lord. And one way I experienced that delight was to explore and photograph wild flowers growing by the side of the road. These tiny flowers are quite something in their unique detail and beauty.

It’s late in the season and some of the native orchids have already sprung up and died off. There’s only a small window of opportunity to see them before they’re gone and you have to wait for another year.

It reminds me that we are far more precious to God than the wild flowers, so if he cares for them enough to dress them so beautifully, how much more will he take care of our needs.

If we trust him instead of worrying about where and how we’re going to get our needs met, our trust leads us into rest.

Matthew 6:25-30

“… I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.

The Rhythm of Rest
This is Day 19 of The Rhthym of Rest series (the Write 31 Days challenge).

On a Sunday afternoon in spring

I was journaling over lunch today, and noticing my soul’s need for rest and refreshment. So I took the long scenic way home and stopped to photograph some wild flowers by the side of the road.

Some of the flowers are so tiny I nearly stepped on them before I saw them, even though I was looking for them.

I didn’t have my usual camera with me so these were taken with the camera on my iPad. I hope they give you a moment to slow down and breathe before you start another busy week.

Spring Wildflowers

You never know what you might find if you take the time to look. It’s spring and the wildflowers are coming out to play. These shots are the result of a very pleasant afternoon spent wandering along the roadside near Belair. The flowers are tiny, and very easy to miss. It would be so easy to drive past and never know they existed. Many thanks to my good friend Chris who introduced me to them.