Hope Blooms

What’s this growing in my backyard?

sunflower bud

Sea creature. Filigree.

sunflower filigree

Spiky crown.

sunflower crown

Unfolding.

sunflower burst

Yesterday it bloomed. Look closely.

sunflower bloom close up

Now tell me there is no Creator. Are you sure? Look again.

sunflower white spider close up

Now tell me there is no God.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.
The world and all its people belong to Him. Psalm 24:1 NLT

Thank you, thank you, that after the long night, You are Sunrise

Where do you see God working in the smallest details of your life?

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10 Responses to Hope Blooms

  1. Oh, did this make me smile! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! There is a God. He is alive!!

    • Aimee @ everydayepistle.com

      So glad, Stacey! He is alive and well and still in the business of growing beautiful things, be they sunflowers or lives. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  2. Dakotapam

    That is beautiful. I always tell my Sunday School students that the very first proof we have of God’s existence is his creation. We, and our world, are knit so intricately together that it just can’t happen. We cannot toss a giant bin of Lego on the floor and expect that a beautiful Lego Castle will appear. That castle must be built. And, so it is with our world, and our awesome, incredible God!

    • Aimee @ everydayepistle.com

      You mean we can’t say to God, “You didn’t build that”?… Sorry, I’m watching the RNC as I answer comments tonight and couldn’t resist. I love what you tell your Sunday School students: “The very first proof we have of God’s existence is His creation.” I may have to use that. Thank you for your comment and wisdom, Pam.

  3. Vicki

    Great thoughts! Your words (and pics) reminded me of Heb 11:3: “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”

    • Aimee @ everydayepistle.com

      Ex nihilo. Vicki, that’s so good. Thank you for reading and commenting. I wanted to use Psalm 19:2-4, but it seemed to refer specifically to the heavens (even though it applies to all creation):

      Day after day they pour forth speech;
      night after night they reveal knowledge.
      They have no speech, they use no words;
      no sound is heard from them.
      Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
      their words to the ends of the world.

  4. The best thing about living on a farm is getting to see God’s glory every single day. There are times at the feed yard when I can literally feel God’s peaceful presence. I tell my girls that “God is everywhere–you simple have to look for him”.

    By the way, I love your statement “Wonderful people comment here”–It makes me feel good every time that I start to write to you. Thank you!

    Anne

    • Aimee @ everydayepistle.com

      Wonderful people do comment here. And God is all around us :) Thanks for reading, Anne!

  5. Sara Gianettino

    Aimee, What a nice picture of you and Jeff. Thank you for bringing him into our family. We think he is great and we love him too. By the way, beautiful pictures of the sunflower, too.

    We wish you, Jeff and Theo and blessed and happy New Year!
    Aunt Sara