Love Through A Snapshot: Shot 4
We’re all like flowers in need of the sun. Some of us blossom in full radiance, in colors of the rainbow.
But many of us are wilted flowers with missing petals that never quite grow back.
Have you ever felt like a wilted flower unworthy of the sun? That even when the sun shines on you, you wilt even more to embrace the ground instead?
You wanted to be a rose, but God made you a daisy.
You wanted to be a flower, at least, but God made you a bean that never quite sprouted to the surface.
Whether a little bean, a rose, a daisy, a wilted flower, or anything in-between, as humans, we cannot help but compare ourselves to the other flowers in the garden, even though in God’s eyes, we are seen as equally beautiful and radiant – worthy of His extraordinary Love.
We are all worthy of love – the type of love that shines its rays on us.
The type of love that makes us grow and thrive.
The type of love that sees beyond the color of our skin, the slant of our eyes, or even our stature that we were born into… in a world that /tells/ us beauty is from within, but /shows/ us that it actually is skin-deep.
Yet every day, the sun shines to remind us of our true beauty. Its rays’ wave at us to say:
“I shine on you, because I see your beauty. And for this reason, I will shine on you all throughout the day. Don’t run away…”
But many times, we turn away and bask in darkness… letting ourselves wilt from within.
Amy… she was a little bean in her eyes. In her eyes, small and not quite as beautiful as the world’s standard of beauty. Small and her skin sun-kissed from the sun rays of Mauritius island, not quite like the lighter complexion and model-like features of women in France.
While she focused on her studies in the sciences through high school and college, she still had her own insecurities…
In a society where hookup culture and skin-deep beauty are the norms, Amy felt even smaller. Not because she would sway to give in to the norms, but because she knew that God wanted her to wait for the person who would see her as the radiant flower-bean that she was – for the person who was waiting for her as well.
Wait for the person that sees you as the radiant flower-bean that you are…
She wrote a letter to God in this time of waiting – a vow on how she would wait for the right person before giving her heart.But she wasn’t fixated on the waiting. Even through the insecurities, she knew that God had a plan. He always has a plan.
Amy focused on her studies and her God. Along the way, her faith in God strengthened even more, the science field only affirming the presence of her God and how great He is.
And then, she met Jean along the way. Another bean in God’s garden that she could be a bean together with. <3
Whether you are a radiant flower or a cute bean, you all have worth and beauty that radiates from God’s rays.
In God’s garden, I’m a lima bean. What are you? <3