During spring time, we can see dandelions growing everywhere. And for me they are beautiful. Many people don't like this wild grass because if one let them grow, they choke the other plants. So although they are nice to look at, I dont want them either in my flowering beds or else my other plants will be suffocated.
Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion (often simply called "dandelion"), is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weedy species, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and in food preparation. As a nearly cosmopolitan weed, common dandelion is best known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that blow away on the wind. ( wikipedia)
Anyway I tried to make an omelet one day and put diced dandelion leaves. But the taste was bitter and I just couldn't eat it. I heard also that they make wine out of the yellow flowers. Well, for wine lovers, they can harvest tons of flowers during spring time if they want to. But for me, I am satisfied to let them color the roadsides.
In our lives, there are also many types of weeds that can choke our daily walk with God.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:16-17
The weeds of life: the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life are like a banquet of different kinds of foods just waiting to be eaten. Both our eyes and stomach longs for these delicacies. But if we devour all what's on the table, it can make us sick. The weeds of life can make our lives miserable. The secret of resisting the weeds of life is to to do the will of God, thus abides forever.
And today I am grateful for God's words reminding me to do His will, not for His benefit, but for my welfare. Isn't God really good?
Another thing to be greatful is the clear blue sky. It makes our soul, body and spirit longs to spend our day outside. Imagine after a long winter, we can just go outside without wearing a jacket.
So, me and my friend went to the nearest Cafe to take a bite then explore the beauty under the sun.
And guess what... there were no customers. Everybody is out and enjoying the sun.
Well, time to order something sweet!
Hmmm, this is really good!
Then smile to camera:)
And now, enjoying the beauty under the sun.
Like those cows in the meadow. They don't worry... just taking their lives as it is although one day they are going to end as biff on the table.
How about you? How's your day today?