Are You A Heliotrope?

Posted on: 7-15-112012

Several years ago, I taught Girls in Action (GAs) at my church.  This was a class for 1st – 6th grade girls that focused on missions.  One year, we chose sunflowers as our theme…we decorated with sunflowers and did several crafts involving sunflowers.  One of my most prized possession is a quilt that the girls made for me…each square has a hand painted sunflower in it, along with the signature of the girl who created it.  We chose sunflowers because sunflowers follow the sun.  As the sun travels across the sky from sunrise to sunset, the sunflower follows it.  So, in the morning, it is facing one direction and in the evening, it is facing the opposite direction. We, as followers of Christ, are also called to follow a Son..Jesus Christ, the Son of God!  This was the message that we tried to instill in the girls, as well as ourselves, all year long.  Today, on the radio, I found out that there is actually a name for a plant that follows the sun…it is called a heliotrope.  When I heard that, I was reminded of that special year in GAs and I was reminded that we are called to follow the Son no matter where He leads us. So, my question to you is, “Are you a heliotrope?”

“If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23


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