In the sixth grade I went to an environmental school on a nature preserve in our city. My classmates and I enjoyed frequent nature hikes, explored nearby streams, and even ran our own chicken coop (with the close supervision of our teacher, of course!) The forest was our classroom.
Occasionally on warm days, our teacher would take us to the woods and give us time with our journals and pencils to find our “magic spot”–a small corner of the forest not too far from our school building where we could write, sketch, and just enjoy the outdoors.
I remember sitting at my “magic spot” one day and sensed the sweet presence of God. I admired the nearby stream. I watched the birds fly overhead, and noticed the pretty pink and white flowers on the forest floor around me. Even at such a young age, I was aware of the splendor of God.
When I think back on those times, I am reminded of the words of Jesus…
When I consider the vast beauty of God’s creation and behold the splendor of his majesty, when I feel a warm breeze and watch a sea of color surround me, I am reminded of one simple truth:
You are worth more…
You are worth more than a thousand wild flowers. You are more lovely than the brightest lily. More beautiful than a bouquet of roses.
Think about king Solomon and all his splendor. The riches. The gold. The precious stones and jewels–royal robes of the finest quality.
And yet not even Solomon in all his kingly glory was adorned with beauty like a field of lilies. It was nothing compared to the smallest petal of an iris, or the bright splash of a sunflower.
And you are worth more…
If God clothes the grassy fields with a rainbow of splendor, (which blooms one day and then shrivels in the sun), how much more are you, precious daughter, clothed with His spiritual splendor and strength?
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You are clothed in his strength that will never fail.
You are clothed in his power that will never diminish.
You are clothed with Christ himself (Romans 13:14). That means you are forever wrapped in his loving arms of grace.
He will never leave you naked or shivering with shame.
He clothes you with worth, value and honor.
Have you put on Christ today?
Here is a free printable of twelve verses that you can “put on” to remind yourself of your worth and identity in Christ.
The next time to see a bouquet of flowers, remember that you are worth more. Find your own “magic spot” and spend time surrounded by the splendor of your Savior.
May you forever walk in the beautiful garments of splendor you have in Christ!