God’s World Arranging Heart in a Florist

In this message we’re going to look for God’s world arranging heart through the vocation of a florist. Why did God make so many flowers (and so many flower lovers)? (We have a lot to be thankful for…)

“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come.”
Song of Songs 2:11-12, NIV

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”
Matthew 6:28-29, NIV

“God delights in diversity, and shows his rich provision for us, and all of his creation, in floral diversity. Remember, every plant has innumerable interactions with pollinators, fungi (that uptake the required nutrients for the plant), herbivores, and the humans that appreciate them at several levels (aesthetic, utilitarian - food production, medicine, theological - various plants are powerful symbols for many cultures, and teach us in-numerable lessons).”
Dr. Vernon Peters, Chair, Biology Department, The King's University College

“To the Father is attributed the beginning of activity, and the fountain and wellspring of all things; to the Son, wisdom, counsel, and the ordered disposition of all things; [and] to the Spirit is assigned the power and efficacy of that activity.” John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion

“Jesus is the way (things are) the wisdom (in behind and arranger of all things), the shaper and holder

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