Best Smelling Flowers

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds. ”  And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.                              
Genesis 1:11-12

During spring break, my four year-old granddaughter and I were shopping for a few items for a family gathering.  One of my favorite places to shop is a discount decorating store.

Their displays of silk flowers are just inside the door.  As we walked in, my granddaughter exclaimed, “Those are the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen!”  Her enthusiasm was so delightful, I did not point out that the flowers were silk.

As we started down the aisle, she reached over to one of the silk flowers, took a healthy sniff, and with all the innocence and excitement of a four year-old said, “They are the best smelling flowers, too!”  A nearby clerk and I exchanged smiles.

As I walk through my world, I wonder how open I am to the pleasures God has prepared just for me.  I’ll bet that when we fully experience the wonders of His divine hand, when we touch and sniff and exclaim, God smiles, too.

How can I better express my gratitude for God’s gifts around me?

0 thoughts on “Best Smelling Flowers”

  1. Oh to go through life with the wide-eyed innocence of possibility. What a sweet thought of God smiling as we enjoy the wonders of His creation. 🙂 I love that. 🙂

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