How much poorer we would be without God’s gift of flowers! Consider their infinite variety, forms and colors.  “Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast donArticles 6.3e; and thy thoughts which are usward!” To the flower-lover, God’s wisdom and love are greatly to be admired in the glory and beauty they display.

They are efficacious in brightening our lives; they aid us in pondering the love of God which is both pure and beautiful.

Some brightly-coloured flowers that delight the eye have  no perfume; others such as the violet, carnation and rose are  enriched by their exquisite fragrance. Some are considered  more valuable because of their rarity; others are hardy and  seem to thrive in the most difficult circumstances, drawing their nourishment from the roughest ground, and setting forth their  beauty amidst the thorniest obstacles to their growth.

How like God’s children whose faith is beautiful to behold,  enabling them to surmount the greatest obstacles of life, and  impart comfort, encouragement and strength to others. Such  sons and daughters of God make good use of the opportunities  afforded them, and thankfully acknowledge that they are  unworthy of the least of the Father’s blessings. Like the golden  daisies that spring up all unbidden among the grass, greeting the  first rays of sunlight, and drinking the early dew, these saints are  able to impart cheer to others on their way. Daisies are among the  hardiest of flowers, but they are so delightful in their beauty, that  they can be can be compared with God’s spiritual flowers. They  send forth a refreshing fragrance, and though greatly admired,  are noted as but a humble flower.

Flowers grace rooms of sickness as well as those of joy.  They comfort and cheer people whatever their circumstances.  But their glory soon fades, and we are reminded of God’s Word:  “All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower  of the field.” One day it is bright and flourishing; the next day  faded and gone. Thus opportunity is limited. So let us not wait  until it is too late to share God’s gift of flowers with those who  need loving thoughts, comfort and cheer, but scatter them now,  thus expressing our thanks to the Giver of such an exquisite gift.  Above all, let us look to the springtime of the Divine purpose,  when the spiritual flowers in God’s garden will show forth their  beauty to the praise of all. In that bright day, God’s everlasting  flowers, specially chosen for their beauty, will forever gladden  the replenished earth.

“Lo, the winter is past,

The rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth;

The time of the singing of birds is come

And the voice of the turt1e-dove is heard in  our land.”