Waxing Crescent – Day 5

As the light grows the Moon illuminates even more.  It washes the world with its pale blue light allowing us to see the trees and the grasses, the flowers and bushes.  We can see by the light of this Moon the growing world that surrounds us.

 God said, “Let the earth yield grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with its seed in it, on the earth”; and it was so. The earth yielded grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with its seed in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day. – Genesis 1: 11 – 13

The growing green of the world always makes us feel good.  We spend our lives indoors but whenever we have the chance to, we go out.  We go to sit under a palm tree at the beach, to hike among the trees of the forests in the mountains, to picnicking in the park on long grasses, anywhere where we can be in nature.  But this is not just kicking back and having fun with the plants.  It is not the greater supply of oxygen they give us.  It is that they teach us, even when we don’t realize it.

As I said before this world is like school.  We learn here.  We look at a tree and we smile.  Why?  Is it because we innately know that it is teaching us to strive for God?  Its roots deep in the earth, its physical form nourished by this place and still its branches constantly reach for the Heavens, strive for home.

We look at a sunflower and smile at the blossom big as our head!  But as we watch the sunflower turns its face towards the sun, all plants turn towards the sun, the source of life.  As we need to turn towards the Son, the source of all Life.  Plants show us the way.  They are the teachers of this school of earth.  Are we mindful of what God is trying to show us through the plants?

 Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won’t he much more clothe you, you of little faith?

“Therefore don’t be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’, ‘What will we drink?’ or, ‘With what will we be clothed?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6: 28 – 33

Please join me in prayer.

“I come to you, my God, with a grateful heart.  Thank You, O Lord for surrounding me with your unconditional Love and Divine Acceptance.  Thank You, O Lord for showering me with all your sacred blessings.  Please open my heart so that I am truly grateful for all that you have done, are doing and will do, now and forever.  I am grateful for the trees and the bushes.  I am grateful for the grasses and flowers.  I am grateful for the lilies of the field that show how silly I can be.  I am grateful that you try to teach me even with the plants of this world, so that I may understand Your Love.  I am grateful for Your Love.  For all these things – Thank You, O Lord.  Amen.”

Please meditate and listen to God.

 

Peace be with you.

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