Authentic Compassion

Monday, April 19, 2010

Texas Wildflowers

Luke 12: 22-33
And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. "For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
"Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?
"If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
"But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!
And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
"For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. "

From a distance - most wildflowers are pretty but until you look closely - you could miss delicate perfection.

State flower of Texas - the bluebonnet - often seen with Texas Paintbrush. Individually the flowers are beauty but combined alongside a country road - a colorful spring palette.
Why worry - on Buhlaland we have a few wildflowers and God's loving care - it is good.


Lanny said...

Oh man, I am packin' my bags right now! Well, yes I am but to go on a biz trip with Dirt, I know, right, he's a teacher, go figure. But that picture of the two flowers together, I want that in my brain. Next year? I'm assuming they would be done by the time I got home, repacked and drove down.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Oh Lanny girl - you know you'd be welcome - and yes - I love the bluebonnets and paintbrush - seems like a postcard from God saying "it is OK I'm in control"

Wobegon Cottage said...

Very pretty and together they are beautiful. What a beautiful landscape you have around you.

slsommer said...

One of my favorite passages.

Brandi said...

Great post!

God has really blessed us with his awesome beauty this year! Only He could cover our blah West Texas with such glory!