"... See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even
Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-30 NIV
I've chosen only this portion of the Lord's words encouraging us not to worry because I wanted to emphasize how God's creation of wildflowers exceeds anything beautiful that man can create.We just imitate the beauty that we have already witnessed from the hand of the Creator.
Flowers in a young woman's hair is a way of heightening her own attractiveness with the beauty found in creation. Brides carry flowers and often wear a garland or spray of floral appeal in their hair in today's weddings to add elegance and glory. In many cultures, bridal flowers had different symbolic meanings from purity, faithfulness and love to a wish for good fortune for the couple.
Captivated by this picture of beauty and innocence, I ordered a Hawaiian Haku (a floral headpiece) to wear for the renewal of our vows at our 25th wedding anniversary. I think the Lord created me with an amazement for His creation.
As we gaze upon the wildflowers of Alaska, let's walk through the words of this entire Scripture passage. Admire the handiwork of the Lord, knowing that He can and will clothe us, spiritually and physically, with even more splendor than he displays in spreading out the lilies of the field across a picturesque landscape.
|Northern Jacob's Ladder and Wild Iris|
|Could be Alaska Spring Beauty or Firewood|
|Tundra Rose or Shrubby Cinquefoil|
|Dogwood--I goofed when I called it the Forget-Me-Not|
From My Heart to Yours,
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