Parable of the lilies

Small things in the hands of a big God
can make a big difference. ~ Md Mohan

Lilly 5 copy
We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious
treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow
of power will be seen as God’s, not ours. 2 Corinthians 4 v 7

It’s Monday morning in the supermarket, and the flowers not sold
last week, are on special. It’s very embarrassing for that dejected
bunch of large pink lilies, now reduced to $4 – not chosen,
not wanted. (So this feeling of not being valued can happen even to
lilies, those flowers of which Jesus said,” Solomon in all his glory
was not dressed as beautifully as they are.”)
But the story of the lilies has a happy ending!!. I come along and
see them, and to me they are a treasure. Delighted, I purchase them,
and they bring me joy for over two weeks. Now they are chosen,
they are appreciated (see photo below). Their story goes into
cyberspace and touches lives. These lilies which seemed the most
overlooked are now the most celebrated. So it can happen to us.
Our Creator has hidden treasures inside each of us, and at times
these treasures may go unnoticed and uncelebrated,  but this parable
reminds us that things are not always as they seem, and God uses
the few loaves and fishes of our seemingly small contributions to
shape His kingdom miracles.

Lilies 1
We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things.
~ Charles Chesnutt

4 thoughts on “Parable of the lilies

  1. what a gorgeous “happy ending”. Isn’t it wonderful to know that our God can take someone out of a “rubbish dump” and set them up to become fit for His kingdom!

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