Did you ever just happen to be staring at the night sky and be pleasantly surprised by a shooting star? That moment of being caught off guard and suddenly delighted is exhilarating. It is something you really cannot plan.
Recently while hiking, I too was caught off guard by shooting stars…not in the night sky but on the ground. These shooting stars will last a bit longer than the ones they are named after, but not much longer; As so do all spring wildflowers, here today and gone tomorrow.
You can imagine my merriment when staring at the ground I came upon an entire field of them.
Jesus contemplated the flowers being beautiful and related them to our care. Look what He states:
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more cloth you, O you of little faith?”
I think of these things while hiking.
We are loved more than the beauties in the field.