Ministry Event Theme
The Delight of Daisies
Ask a child to bring in any flower from a blooming garden and she will almost certainly choose a cheerful daisy.
Daisies are a beautiful, whimsical picture joy, tenacity and friendship. Like Christian women, they rarely bloom alone, seeming prefer the company of others!
Created to resemble the sun, each daisy has two separate flowers: the inside flower is called the "disc" while the outside petals are actually called the "rays". This reminds us that we are created in the image of God -- the sun/SON!
The central disc receives it nourishment from the stem, or vine, just as we are to receive our nourishment and life from Jesus, the vine. The central disc is reminisce of our inner life, while the "rays" represent the outpouring of the life of Christ through us to others around us.
Daisies are one of the easiest flowers to grow: They don't require perfect soil and they can survive in direct sun or partial shade.
The first theme verse suggestion includes the phrase, "patient in affliction." Daisies withstand tremendous abuse when the sun scorches down on them or the rain pours over them by the bucket-load. They bend to the pressure, but pop right back up when the conditions improve even slightly.
They are generous self-seeders -- reproducing themselves up to miles away, with seeming no effort.
The final phrase of that first theme verse is, "faithful in prayer." As we compare ourselves with the daisy, we notice that daisies germinate slowly compared to most flowers - so in our lives, patience is a virtue. God seems often to be taking His own sweet time in conforming us to the image of Christ - and we sometimes become impatient in the process. We need to be "faithful in prayer" just as the little daisy faithfully stands tall until it is time to spread its seed to the barren soil around it.
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