This morning I was out watering our flowers in the 40 degree weather. You'd think they wouldn't be wilting, but I guess all flowers need water at some point! lol I haven't been paying attention to them as much for it isn't 'hot' yet so they shouldn't need it as often, right? Apparently I wrong once again. = ) I had some difficulty with 3 particular flowers that are wilting waaay to often. I even dug them up a few days ago and replanted them. It was then that I noticed their roots were really short. It made me ponder the idea that we are all actually like flowers. We all need 'water' to live. But more than that we need spiritual water to survive the journey we are on. Jesus says in John 4:13-14:
"Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
I woke up a bit wilted this morning. I was thirsty and very dry. I needed that spiritual drink from the get go but sometimes your thirst mechanism doesn't tell you that you are thirsty. That is a sign of already being dehydrated. I felt like one of those flowers that are very needy for water. I'm not good with flower names, so I can not give you an example. (I googled and still couldn't come up with one.) I would much rather be that flower that is easy to grow. You know the ones that can withstand the heat and dry spells. I guess those are the wild ones usually. I want to be the wild flower, beautiful but yet tough. Although, my Cowboy considers most of those wild flowers 'weeds' maybe I'd better not.
This morning really made me consider how deep my 'roots' are. Are they in shallow soil that needs frequent watering? Or are they rooted deeply and can withstand a little bit of drought before totally wilting away? We are alot like flowers, aren't we? What kind of flower are you?