If you look closely, past my wild hair and big smile, there is an important feature in this photo. I am holding a bunny tail flower. What’s so important about a piece of grass? Well this plant has a soft, white flower at the tip and you are missing out on so much if you have never touched one of these! They just make you smile! The plant grows in abundance in dry conditions and lives in any drought.
I can be a bunny tail flower. The world is so dry and focused on material things and so little seems to satisfy people. The world teaches us not to seek for anything beyond what’s normal, safe and easy but to be content with what lies in the worldly limitations. However, even in these dry times, we can’t deny that we feel the need to quench our thirst for more and we don’t find it from the people around us.
If Jesus is in our lives, even if the world is drained of anything good, we can grow into pure, white flowers, soft in our words and actions and consequently, make people smile! The Holy Spirit gives us the power to become great people in Christ, if only we would accept it and not be afraid of giving up the little that we think is enough to gain a whole lot more that Jesus has in store for us.
I want to be a bunny tail flower and have the Holy Spirit shape me into someone who can change the world and make a difference just like the apostles after receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. We can be pure and soft in a harsh and dark world.
Do you want to change the world? Do you want to be a bunny tail flower too?