Today I went to take a few photos of the sunflowers at Granite Basin Lake……and as usual I wasn’t disappointed.
According to Wikipedia, sunflowers do indeed follow the sun. They begin the day facing east and track the sun all day until they face west by nightfall. At night they reorient their flowers to once again face east.
I love this ! The sunflower, turns toward the sun and quite literally tracks its 180 degree path through the day. As the sun rises in the east the head of the sunflower turns east. As the sun travels to its transit the sunflower’s head moves until at noon it looks up, directly at the sun. And at the end of the day, its face is to the west, almost drooping as the sun slips beneath the horizon.
The Christian life is lived most effectively and powerfully as, like that sunflower, as we keep our faces turned to the Son who came to be the light of the world.
As we keep our lives focused on Jesus Christ, we live as children of the light. His light not only clothes and enlightens us, but is also reflected off of us into the lives of those around us.
I think I will follow Him all 180 during the entire day .
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:7 (NIV)