Posies, ashes ashes we all fall down. It's a song I don't plan on teaching my daughter. At least not in the context it usually is. Holding hands, spinning in circles, dropping to the ground. Why you may ask? Well let's see. Just to give you a little fun fact:
From the words of my husband. The ring is the black ring around the red, puss filled infection site usually under the armpits as a symptom of the black plague. The posies were thought to help somewhat with the symptoms. And everyone falling down at the end of the song is...well...
On a slightly happier note, posies are a group of flowers. Which brought me to wanting to write a blog about nature.
Genesis 1:11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants[e] yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
There's no mistake that God had His hand in creation. The simple fact of how everything works together is so beautiful. Tiny bees, to giant trees, God orchestrated every detail.
The picture above is a picture of a cedar tree. One thing I like about them is that they seem to stay green all year round and resemble tall Christmas trees. I used to think they were pine trees as a kid until Boyd who knows about almost every tree type told me differently.
All the trees follow His commands, whether that is to shed their leaves in the winter or to stay green all year round. Oh to be a tree! and so easily follow the will of the Father. Unfortunately, we tend to take things into our own hands (at least we think we are) and do our own thing our own way. But God so lovingly is waiting with His arms wide open to bring us back to reality.
We too were created with a purpose. So let's all be trees. All different shapes, colors, and sizes, but still with one purpose. To honor the one true God.
Let me LEAVE you with one final thought. BRANCH out this week and share your faith. Remain ROOTED in the word and TREE-t everyone with the love of Christ.