ELS–What If No One Saw The Lily?

Imagine what would happen if a gorgeous Easter lily sprouted in the barren desert? Then the plant grew tall and strong, then blossomed into a beautiful flower . . .but no one ever saw it. Would it still be beautiful?

ID in ChristWhen Jesus was teaching about the perils of worry, he said, “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow.Easter lily They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28-29.

A legend claims that these beautiful white flowers grew out of the drops of water that spilled from the body of Jesus on the cross. We consider the Lily the traditional Easter flower because it symbolizes resurrection as well as goodness, purity, life, hope and innocence. It is definitely one of the most beautiful flowers God created.

But what about the one growing in the desert? The one nobody sees. Is it still beautiful? Does the lily’s beauty depend on it being cultivated, harvested, potted and displayed in our homes and worship centers at Easter? Is the Easter Lily’s beauty dependent on our admiration? The Easter Lily in the desert is still beautiful beyond words. More beautiful than Solomon in all his splendor, the Bible says.

The Easter Lily doesn’t have to please anyone. It doesn’t have to do anything to be beautiful. God made it that way. Just like He made each one of us — beautiful children of God. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we (you and I and all authentic followers of Jesus) are His workmanship (workmanship in the Greek conveys the idea of a masterpiece) , created (by God) in Christ Jesus.

We don’t have to perform for anyone. We don’t have to do anything to be one of God’s beautiful children. He created each of us as one of His unique masterpieces, beautiful to Him, whether we think we are or not.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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