Like the sun.

My general mood is definitely affected by the sunshine- or lack thereof- as the seasons come and go.

These bleeding hearts by the sandbox in the backyard come back year after year (as good perennials should 😉 and they remind me of Jesus Christ. His heart is filled with such great love for us that He bled from every pore as He suffered for our pain and sin and sorrows in the Garden of Gethsemane.

To borrow one of the most beautiful ideas I’ve ever encountered, I’ll refer to this exceptional children’s book:

God’s perfect love for us is like the sun. We may or may not consider it, but it gives life and light to all the world every day.

I want to turn toward our Heavenly Father like the flowers and trees do; reaching heavenward and adding purity to the air and beauty to the earth as they do so.

I want to share His goodness as a stream or river shares its water with every place it touches as it’s passing through.

I want to pray to Him with the stillness of a stone and the sweetness of birdsong.

In the inspired words of an ancient prophet,

…all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.”

(Alma 30:44)

#joy #goals #BookofMormon #allcreaturesofourGodandKing #Grandad’sPrayersoftheEarth #hallelujah #JesusChrist #Christian #God #creation #sunshine #soul #happy #blessed #grateful

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