One of my favorite flowers is the sunflower. It is the tallest of the flowers, and often the biggest.
But the thing that fascinates me most about the sunflower is that however big or tall as it is, it always follows the sun. It spends all its daylight hours riveted on the sun. It seeks no glory for its size and hight. It merely wants to ensure that it is high enough to be able to follow the sun without interruption.
How like the sunflower we should be – constantly looking to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Why do we strive to live righteously? Is it to glorify ourselves, or get the attention of the world? No, it is to allow our spirits to be able to follow him without interruption.
There is another kind of sunflower. They are the wild ones – the ones that have little interest in hight, size, or following the sun. They are small, branch in all directions, and are considered weeds to most people. They spread like wildfire, but they are not nearly as useful, large, and beautiful as the unblemished sunflower that chases the light.
We are to live in the world – that is not a command, but a fact. But we are not to be of the world. That is a command. That does not mean we ignore those around us, but it does mean that our focus should be on the Savior. Looking to Him ought to be our prime directive – the thing that we do no matter our situation or station in life.
Sometimes it will not be easy to know what the Savior would have us do in a particular situation. We must seek His light. We must reach for it. If we cannot see Him from where we are, then we must grow spiritually taller and larger until we can see Him. Then we must follow Him – forever.
To hear the music without my voice, scroll to playlist on the sidebar called, “The Ancestor CD,” and click on Chasing Light