Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. – Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV)
We have attempted a garden this year with some success; zucchinis, tomatoes, butternut squash and others. Each plant has an unique and incredible differences. One of our biggest and most anticipated is a giant sunflower. It has reached about 8 feet in height and a single flower is beginning to emerge. In watching this flower develop, one characteristic stood out; it follows the sun.
This is actually a common trait among many plants, but the sunflower has the amazing ability to reset for the next day. Once the sun has set, the sunflower turns back to the east to wait for the sun to rise. It isn’t just drawn to the light, but has an expectation of the light returning.
This is a good patern for us to follow as people of God. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus, but sometimes we lose sight of Him. The darkness of this world, our situation or even our bad choices block our view of Him. In those times we need to reset our perception to look with anticipation for His light to shine on us again. We need to position ourselves to receive His
light and love. So follow the Son and live in such a way that even when He seems out of sight, you are still living like
He is coming back. If a sunflower can do it….