When Debbie got home this afternoon she spent a little while working in the yard. She watered plants we set out this past weekend and then she started ‘picking’ dandelions out of the yard. And how is Divinity connected to dandelions?
God speaks to us in so many ways! His communication is constant and varied. His Word is woven throughout history. He has spoken in the very fabric of His Creation. Psalm 19 tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” The stars in the night sky are placed there to communicate to you the majesty of your Lord. If all these were not enough, the great I Am communicated to us in the Person of Jesus Christ. The cross screams, “I love you!” The empty tomb says, “I have conquered your greatest enemy and made a way for you!”
Dandelions help put all that in perspective. Remember walking into your yard and seeing little yellow dandelions that weren’t there the day before? In a day or two, they are gone. Now, think back to the first dandelion you saw in your yard in April of 2001. Can’t do it? Check out Psalm 90. Our life is like that dandelion. In terms of eternity, we are here today and gone tomorrow. But our Divine Father not only knows each of us, He names us all (Ephesians 3). He wants a relationship with everyone (it’s not His will any should perish). God is speaking so we may hear Him. So when you go outside and see another dandelion, remember how amazing it is He never forgets ‘dandelions’ like me or you.
And a closing question: What are you doing to help other ‘dandelions’ know Him?
Soli Deo Gloria!