Flowers for Today

Jana never has been much of a flower girl. I have never been much of a flower guy. I get her the obligatory rose for Valentine’s day, and sometimes I surprise her for her birthday. Our relationship is definitely not hinged to flowers. I know you fellows have got to be jealous by now.

We would both agree that we enjoy looking at flowers. We enjoy the colors of different type of flowers. Recently, I bought Jana a potted plant of geraniums. Wait, maybe they were daisies. To tell you the truth, I have no idea what they were except they were yellow. But they were very nice to look at. Jana put them in the window and watered them everyday. The flowers gave us great joy for about a week, and then, as all flowers do, they began to wilt. They began to fall over. They began to lose their color. Now they sit on our window sill all dried up and brown.

I am reminded of James chapter 4 when the writer says,
“You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

This verse is so true. I am not promised tomorrow. I only have TODAY.

So today I want to be the brightest flower in the pot. Today, I want to bring joy to someone’s life. Today, I want to serve my purpose in life. Today, I want to be the light on a hill to those around me. Today, I want to be a Christian.