Summertime and flowers are synonymous for me. Splashes of color upon stems of green burst forth from the ground declaring the glory of God. These floral displays in gardens express the creativity of God.
Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Through flowers, God expresses His creativity in two ways. First, He produces posies in an array of colors. Then, He fashions multiple varieties of the same flower. God is always creating uniquely. He divulges diversity. God’s ability to finely tweak His creations is inexhaustible.
Yes, God is creative! God displays His creativity with human beings as well as with flowers.
God is an artist with paint pigments. God displays His love for color. There are red, pink, purple, orange and yellow flowers. For variety, He adds multiple hues of each vibrant color. God manifests His love for color and affection for people by creating human beings with red, yellow, black and white skin. He also allows for varying shades of each flesh tone. Some have said that God is colorblind when referring to equality among races. I prefer to think of God as loving all colors. That is why He creates us with differing skin colors. He is expressing His creativity. God is never mundane or monotonous.
God celebrates diversity through His creativity. Just as He creates multiple varieties of the same flower, He imparts a unique combination of talents and skills into each human being He creates. A myriad of abilities allow for law enforcement officers, healthcare workers, first responders, farmers, teachers, maintenance workers, lawyers, firefighters, refuse/recycling employees etc. An endless list of occupations and services fulfilled by God’s people. Exodus 35:35 says, “He (the Lord) has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work.”
Ephesians 2:10 tells us, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Colossians 3:23 instructs us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
Psalm 104:24 says, “How many are Your works, O LORD! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.” God places potential within His people. The Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This promise is for all people no matter the color skin they exhibit or whatever job they fulfill.
Unfortunately, our human frailties have prevented God’s plan from currently being manifested on earth. However, according to Hebrews 13:8, “God is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He is still creating. God says in II Chronicles 7:14, “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” II Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Psalm 30:5 NKJV says, “Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” Currently, our nation is weeping during a dark time. We weep over racial injustice. We weep over violent riots. We weep over loss of lives. We weep over disrespect for authority.
We desire the joy of the morning. However, joy can only come to fruition if we allow information to turn into revelation that will lead to transformation.
Romans 12:15 tells us to mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice. Now we are mourning. Nevertheless, may we look forward to gathering together as one body who rejoices. God created us with diversity. He has also created us for unity.
Genesis 1:27 says, “God created mankind in His own image.” We are all created is His image to reflect His glory just as flowers are created to display His beauty. Let us learn a lesson from the flowers. Flowers thrive together regardless of color or variety. All plants gather in unity while displaying their uniqueness. The result is a stunning floral garden. May humanity gather together while honoring each other’s color and respecting one another’s abilities.
According to Psalm 139:14, all God’s creations are fearfully and wonderfully made. Flowers are part of God’s creation. They grow. All men and women are part of God’s creation. May we grow in our ability to reverence God and respect people.