To me, they’re magnificent little pieces of beauty. I know a lot of people view them as weeds, but to me they have a deep meaning that I find awe-inspiring.
Their durability and tenacity encourages me to keep going even when times get tough.
Their multiple layers remind me that people’s emotions are complex and often times there’s much more to a situation than what I’m seeing.
Their bright color makes me smile and prompts me to be a splash of sunshine to people I come in contact with.
Their ability to grow beautiful even in harsh conditions when everything around them is dying motivates me to take courage.
Mostly though it’s the way that I see them that inspires me.
The knowledge that I can look at what most people see as weeds, as something worthless, and see a stunning masterpiece fills me with wonder and awe. It gives me a picture of how I think God sees us.
So many people feel worthless. They feel plain. They don’t think they’re good enough. They disappear into the shadows trying to blend in with an unkind world. They laugh with everyone else. They eat, they talk, they move. They appear to be ok; but they’re not. The pain in their heart is too hard to hold on to any more. Deep down their whole being is crying out, begging for someone to show them love.
Often times we pass them by, just another weed in a sea of busyness. We don’t mean to, but it’s life. In reality we don’t even notice them. They don’t enter our sphere of consciousness.
But God sees something different. Something special. Something worth taking note of.
Each person is one of God’s masterpieces. A durable, multi-layered, deep, beautiful being who He created in His image. Who He was willing to give His Son for.
Each one of us is unique. Each one of us has a future, a gift given to us from the King of Kings. Each one of us has purpose, a gift, a place in this world.
We are here because God, who spoke the galaxies, the oceans and the dandelions into existence, knit us together for a reason.
I want to look around the world and see people the way I see dandelions: Beautiful, bursting with potential, remarkable… A masterpiece from the hand of the Creator.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knowleth right well.