Flowers are a Glory to behold. Which is the most beautiful? Peonies with their glorious watercolor petals? Ranunculus blooms with their vibrant, tightly layered designs? Or even intricate protea—otherworldly assemblages of tiny florets? Each is unique and treasured by the Designer, their details a symbol of His artistry and love. Yet these are only flowers. How much more artistry do you think God has bestowed upon you, sculpted in the beauty of His image?
How lovely it is when a peony unfurls, a dahlia bursts forth or a ranunculus opens revealing its colors and releasing its aromatic perfume. Like everything God has His hand upon, there is purpose here. When a developing flower bud is closed, it is enveloped in a calyx, a collection of leaflike enclosures designed to protect its delicate inner parts. As the perfect conditions arrive, a vibrant blossom of breathtaking color emerges. Like a flower, you have a protective covering around your heart—the Holy Spirit shielding you and healing you from injury. Turn to Jesus and the Holy Spirit to help you bloom so others see the beauty within you that God has always seen.