Beauty and Pleasure

15 May

A Time to Live

Melody Hendrix



God created the flowers to bring beauty to the earth and pleasure to us.



Each flower is unique and some are very beautiful as a single bloom but many times it is more beautiful to see them put together as a bouquet or arrangement. That can be a lovely parallel to how we each come together and complement the strengths, weaknesses, gifting and needs of each other.


Together we are more powerful, more complete, although individually we are also beautiful in our own way.



Do you ever feel insignificant, like God wouldn’t pick you from His garden? He doesn’t see one gifting or personality or appearance as better than another. None of us is less important to Him. We are all supposed to be different. And we are pleasing to Him if we fulfill the specific call and purpose He created us to be. We are only to be ourselves, not like someone else.



Whatever type God created you to be, it is not just for us to keep to ourselves but our beauty, our aroma, our gifting are to be used for the benefit of those around us. Just as in the bouquet, each of us is important to the whole. Even those who feel small or insignificant have a role to play.



I saw these little flowers, I had never seen before,
They were so small and delicate, a hundred-maybe more,
I had to smile when seeing them, and wipe away my tears,
You always give me flowers, Lord. At least, you have for years.
Anne Peterson




Consider the wonderful works of God.  Job 37:14






I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.

3 Responses to “Beauty and Pleasure”

  1. Louise Gibson May 15, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    You are a beautiful flower in Gods garden, Melody

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Daniel Kemp May 15, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    Really lovely photographs.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. divoran09 May 15, 2018 at 6:54 am #

    breathtakingly beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

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