Thursday, September 25, 2014


 I was looking through some photos on my computer the other day and came across these three.  I took them, at a Farmer's Market, on my last trip to Pennsylvania.  I loved the tables full of cut flowers...I've often thought how nice it would be to have a flower market near by.  Fresh cut flowers on the table all the time. That would be lovely!  

Then I started "googling" about cut flowers and this quote came up in one of my searches.

“The terrible danger of our time consists in the fact that ours is a cut-flower civilization. Beautiful as cut flowers may be, and much as we may use our ingenuity to keep them looking fresh for a while, they will eventually die, and they die because they are severed from their sustaining roots.” (The Predicament of Modern Man, 1944, pp. 59-60).

Then I started thinking about "sustaining roots"....what roots am I attached to?  
Thankfully, as a believer I know where my roots run.

 "As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in Him, rooted and built up in Him and 
established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." 
Colossians 2:6-7  

  Cut flowers are beautiful...but they fade...and they die. I'll still enjoy picking up a bunch or two from the flower markets every now and then.  But most of the time I think I'll work on the roots I have in Jesus Christ.  One of the best ways to do that is to immerse ourselves in His Word.

"When we read and study Scripture it serves as a lifeline with the Lord. 
Our roots go deeper and deeper into good life-giving soil, and we drink from living waters".  

"Happy the man who...delights in the law of the Lord and meditates on his law day and night. 
He is like a tree planted near running water, that yields fruit in due season, whose leaves never fade."  
Psalm 1:1-3

Think I'll go "water" my roots.

Have a joy-filled weekend!!


Ann said...

Who would have thought that these pretty flowers would start such a thought provoking subject. :)
They are beautiful and those sunflowers are my favorites

Lululiz said...

Glorious photographs, they just lift your spirits.

Scrap for Joy said...

Well said! I would love a huge garden of zinnias...they are so colorful! God provides so many gifts!