My vase of lilies from my son for Valentine’s Day became the flower of the day for our Sunday Worship Services today.
Two of our lily contributors, MG and Debi have added to the beauty of our lilies.
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7 thoughts on “Lilies”
These lilies of every hue portend the coming Easter Season and are very appropriately presented to the webmaster of the Lilies, Sara. Jesus said, “Regard the lilies of the field…neither do they spin nor sew yet your Heavenly Father has dressed them more beautifully than Solomon in all of his glory.” Amen, Jesus! You are always right!
Love the scripture, MG, reminding me to take notice of the lilies of the field which prompted me to continue my meditations and lily love….”I am… the lily of the valleys.” Song of Solomon 2:1 When I think of this metaphor of Jesus as My Lily in my Valley, I have many thoughts; Galen says; “The lily is a flower that hath many medicinal virtues; the distilled water of a lily is good to restore a lost voice, it helps faintness, is good for the liver, helps the dropsy; and the oil of it is good for divers maladies,…” Have you ever felt faint/tired while doing good throughout your day? I have. Paul writes; “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6;9
How do I not grow weary; take a deep drink from the distilled water of The Lily! Hey, this is food for the soul and drink for my thirst!
More on my story/point above, lily helps the dropsy; “Dropsy: An old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water.” And, if the above statement is true that the distilled water from the Lily helps and the Lily, metaphorically is Jesus. And, we continue on to the ‘divers maladies’, Matthew, Mark and Luke each record the incident relating to the fact that Jesus healed many people of divers diseases. Dr. Luke speaks, “Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid hands on every one of them, and healed them.” (Luke 4:40)
Heavenly Father; my thirst for Your Son is so often pushed aside, ignored, or quenched by other sources more modern and popular than You. A woman at the well as recorded in John 4 seems so obsolete in my eyes at times. I like city water, city lights, city stores and restaurants to my delight. Yes, thirsty I am, seeking I am but….where am I finding my distilled water?
Take a look at this news story: Headlines: Water tested after body found in LA hotel tank… http://news.yahoo.com/water-tested-body-found-la-hotel-tank-083205919.html
Maybe, Jesus and the woman at the well is not so obsolete after all!
Doesn’t sound like it is obsolete from reading the above story.
Sara, you wrote us a great prescription above complete with an enclosure information pamphlet/directions to go with the medicine. If we will get it filled and take it surely we can expect great results.