When I picked them the bush sounded like it was alive there were so many honeybees on it. That gives me hope! Will I catch bees this year? Highly improbable but not impossible.
As I looked at these flowers this morning after reading Psalm 135:7c (God "brings forth the win from His treasuries") another verse came to mind, Romans 1:20. It states, "For since the creation of the world (God's) invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made"
Which led me to thinking about another verse, Mark 16:15, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."
Where is this leading?
Jesus has told all His believers to share the gospel with others, but sometimes we don't know where to start. You're in a conversation with your neighbor about fertilizer and how much rain you got last night. How do you insert the gospel in there? Or, you're at the store comparing prices between two brands of tomatoes and another shopper gives you her opinion on which one to choose. How do you go from tomatoes to the gospel?
The Romans verse tells us that everyone can see God in creation whether they acknowledge Him or not. Why not start with creation? If you're talking about weather why not acknowledge God's hand in it. Say, "God sent us a 1/2 inch of rain last night. Praise God!"
If you're talking about tomatoes maybe that can lead to planting tomatoes which can lead to God's hand in their growth.
Maybe that's all you say about God, but a seed will be planted.
And maybe it will lead to a bit more. You never know.
The time is short to share God's love and words with others. It might be very short for the person you talk to today. The time might be short for you, for me. Life ends suddenly often.
And if you're feeling far from God, spend time in His creation today -- just 15 minutes alone listening to the sounds; smelling the smells; watching the movements. It will revive you. And you could tell about that experience to the next person you talk to. Hope is found in Jesus Christ. Everyone needs that hope.