We have been blessed with many different varieties of flowers in our yard. I enjoy each one, but truth be told, I do have my favorites.
I love them all, white, blue, purple, pink, and any variations thereof. Phil has accused me of treating the plants I like better than the plants which are not my favorite. I suppose unconsciously I do so. Hydrangeas make me smile.
I have even made table cloths from fabric that compliment the blue hydrangeas. This creates a lovely table setting when the hydrangeas are the center piece. They make me want to invite guests for dinner to share in their beauty.
That brings me to the point. All these flowers are so lovely – it is a blessing to share them. Lately I have had several opportunities to do so. I could just cut them and put them in vases all over the house. (I have done that at times)
It is so much more fun to share them with others so they can enjoy them as well.
God encourages us to share, even our favorite things.
Ephesians 4:28 (NIV)
28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
Notice the purpose of useful work is not to gain personal wealth – but to have enough to SHARE with those in need.
Luke 3:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
Mountain people have always been sharing the fruit of their gardens. I know folks who plant extra rows of beans and corn just so they have more to share with others. (they don’t need to plant extra rows of squash – they multiply on their own)
I am blessed by the abundance of flowers this year. I am even more blessed when I can share them with others.
What do you have to share?
God will show you if you ask – then be prepared to receive a blessing.
In My Garden with God – #11