Like A Sunflower
Being a christian is like being a sunflower. When you receive Jesus into your heart your “sunflower seed” is planted in the enriched soil of God’s word. When the Holy Spirit waters you daily, and your roots dig deep into His truth, you begin to grow up, and up, and up; reaching to the sun. God shines His light down on you each day as you long to be with Him, dreaming of the moment you will see Him face to face. You are mesmerized by His Light. You look for Him wherever He is; morning, noon, and night. You never take your face off of His. When you finally mature into your full height, you bloom into a brilliant golden sunflower full of hundreds, maybe thousands, of other sunflower seeds that you have been discipling along the way. When it is your time to rest in God’s eternal arms, you let go of your seedlings, hoping and praying that they too will grow up to be Christ-followers who never tire of looking at the Son. Being a christian is like being a sunflower.