Allow me to first set the stage . . .
In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. Revelation 1:16
And then this . . .
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Psalm 27:8
In Psalm 148 praise is given to our Lord from the heights of the heavens and from the depths of the earth. Everything between the two worship the Lord our God — all creation!
I’m reminded of the beauty of how the earth and all that is in, on and near it rejoices in praise to our King. The stars twinkle in a sequence of praise! The trees lift their arms to the Lord Most High! The crickets sing their praise as the birds dance in the air.
But recently I was struck by how one of God’s creations rejoice and praise the Son of God. By day it lifts it’s head to the heavens and seeks the face of our Lord. And by night, it bows in humble adoration to the God of all. Each day of it’s life, each second of it’s existence it does nothing but worship the King.
The sunflower is perhaps, the most rewarding example of all of God’s creation in how to praise His holy name – morning, noon and night! The sunflower is unique in that even if the clouds block the sun’s rays, it still follows it’s path. You see, it does not need to see the sun to know it is there! It knows!
Our Lord’s face is like that of the brilliant sun! It shines bright and warm! And our heart knows He is there! So, I turn my face to the Son and seek His face — morning, noon and night!
Lord Jesus, the sunflower is so brilliant! You created something so simple to explain and demonstrate your majesty. From a simple seed, we are able to grow a very true example of worship. You are most praiseworthy and adorned by all. May I not take my eyes off of the Son that shines forever in the hearts of those who love Him!
by Mark Cruver