I snuck across the street yesterday to snip some herbs from my neighbor’s garden while she was at work. And while I was at it, I decided to snip a few flowers for my table as well. (I have good neighbors to let me do that, don’t I?!)
I had only planned for them to be bright and pretty on my table. But the more I walked past them, the more they begged to be photographed. And the more I clicked away, something occurred to me.
All the different colors and textures and smells are what make this little arrangement so perfect. In a sense, they’re like people.
God has placed many very different people into my life at home and even online, and each of them offers a different flavor… aroma… color to my life these days. My relationships are like a bouquet of flowers, arranged by the Master Creator, a gift for me to tend – for His glory.
He grows them - these people – and brings them to me at various times as a gift. Some bless me, some need me, some grow right along with me. These friendships are all different – and they make living life for Him so brilliant!
Jesus, thank you for your real-life perfect example of living in community – with all sorts of people and relationships. The ones who need me, who get me and who bless me – and the many who do all three. You have masterfully arranged people around me, Lord - may I honor you in each interaction, for your glory. Amen.