My front path is now lined with small daffodils: it’s like a runway complete with guide-lights. As I looked out the door, raindrops were performing a drum tattoo on the concrete and splashing the daffodils with flying silver droplets. A golden glow warmed the scene, and a warm glow filled my heart.
Who’d have thought those scruffy bulbs would transform a March morning?
Me, that’s who. I put them there on purpose! The weeding and digging has now paid off, and a treasure chest of living gold is welcoming visitors and those walking by. (Also, they make me smile.)
Do you ever stop to wonder why you are living/working where you are? A thousand tales could be told, but I’d like you to “be a daffodil” for a moment… To recognise that God is a “Master Gardener” who creates landscapes of beauty and value. YOU have been “planted” wherever your “here” may be; in His wisdom, you and I are part of the overall Purpose. The kingdom of God, the realm where God’s Sovereign Authority exists, is made up of countless plants who have been grown or transplanted according to the will of Almighty God.
Your home, your workplace, your church, depends on YOUR presence: and through you, God’s Presence is made known. You are the daffodil that lights the pathway for the ones passing by. The colour and vitality of your life is vital- you have been put “here” on purpose. Shine on, you are a signpost of Light.
Jesus taught on this theme: He used the pictures of salt and light, everyday things that matter every day. So then- SHINE as a witness, a testimony, and an explanation of God’s loving Purpose. We shine for a reason.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.“Matthew 5:13-16