I was just looking out the window at the flower gardens my mom and dad planted. They both love to grow flowers, Mom moreso than Dad I think. They have created a huge round bed in the backyard where they plant daliahs with marigolds around the outter edges (I think the reasoning behind this is the scent from the marigolds keeps certain bugs away, but I don't know if it is that or not). Along the back edge of the backyard, that gives way to a small 'hill' and progresses into the neighbour's backyard, are two long beds with a rose arbour in the middle (a little pathway). Here is where they plant some gladiolas, tulips, roses to climb the arbour, and many other flowers that I have no idea as to what kind they are. Along the side of the house runs another bed with more glads, lilies, and other kinds. Out in front under the living room window and the bedroom windows are two more flower beds. Here there are more lilies, snap dragons, geraniums, peonies, rhodadendron, and others.
Though there are not a lot of flowers out in bloom just yet, there are several that are. Some of the flowers bloom in spring, some in the summer and some into the fall. Myself, I am not a gardener though I do envy their love of this hobby. I do wish I could get into this as I find a house just doesn't look like a home unless there are flowers planted around the yard (and a cat in the window too). I do not know if I will ever seriously get into this or not, but maybe if I had my own house it might be different and I would find myself out in the garden planting flowers.
When I think of flowers, I think of just how detailed the Lord God is. There are thousands of varieties of flowers, hybrids, colours, patterns, etc., all created by Him. It is amazing to think that you can have a lily and it can be any number of colours, you can have different varieties of lilies, single colours, single blooms, multiple colours with multiple blooms. It just amazes me at how detailed God is.
He is like that with all of His creations. Each is detailed. Each is unique, even if it looks the same as another (such as in the case of twins). How boring the world would be if each person were exactly the same, if they looked the same, talked the same, dressed the same, had the same thoughts and ideas. What if there were only one kind of flower? No variety of colour, no hybrids, no different types of flowers, etc.
God cares about each of us. He knew us from the beginning of time, from before we were even in the womb. The Bible tells us that God knows the number of hairs on the top of our heads! How amazing is that?
I need to remind myself to be thankful for the way that God created me. Why should I care if others think I might talk too much at times? God has gifted me with speech. Why should I care if I don't look like the models on the cover of the magazines? God loves me the way I look. Why should I care if my hair isn't curly or thick? God gave me my straight fine hair because that is what He wanted me to have. God created me the way I am because that is what He wanted me to look like. I should be greatful for that, and not wish that I look or act like someone else. God loves me, and that is what counts.