You have seen a field in full bloom? If not then perhaps I can help you. Each flower there is carefully arranged and tenderly cared for. Despite the weather the field is always tended, the Gardener never taking a break from his labors. Do you see it?
Smell the air, fragrant with the tantalizing odors of hundreds, thousands, billions of flowers, each one separate, each one contributing to the bouquet, the perfume at your nose. Feel the breeze, now softly kissing your furs, now blustering and blowing, changing directions and bringing new petals to lie at your paws.
You see this garden? This is the garden of God. Each flower and each plant is a life, a soul.
Some of the flowers bloom fully and mightily, giving their all for their short span in the field while some sulk and refuse to blossom. Some flowers hold back their distinctive smells and glorious colors while others refuse to be dragged down to the mundane.
Each arrangement shows off every flower to its best potential, each grouping takes every flower to its utmost. In every case the Gardener knows what is best, encouraging, cajoling, challenging, pruning, or just letting it go. Every flower is different, every plant is unique, and the Gardener knows each one by name. It is the most beautiful garden in the universe. Do you see it?
You, my friends are part of it. You are an integral part of it, not just a sideline attraction. You are the main show, the primary exhibition in God's great beautiful garden of Life. Yes, you!
Don't be ashamed but rather be glad, be joyful, be glorious for that is how God, our Gardener sees you. Glorious, Filled, Given, Beautiful, every chance to exceed! You are the Gardener's prized selection! There is no pressure to perform, just be! Just by existing you make The Gardner so proud! Don't be ashamed if you are a petunia, a daisy, wildflower, dandelion, morning glory or rose. The Gardner is pleased with who you are.
Your beauty is unique to you and enhances the beautiful of the garden, no matter the size of your petals or the depth of your roots. You are beautifully unique, and only you can do and be where The Gardner wants you to be or to do.
“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet, I tell you, that not even Solomon in all His splendor was dressed like one of these.” (Luke 12:27)