We've all heard it said... "It's what's inside that counts."
We live in a world that is totally consumed with outside appearances.
I mean, I find myself getting a little that way myself at times...
...just being real here.
I mean a girl's gotta do the best she can with what she's got...or hasn't got.
The LORD does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
~1 Samuel 16:7
Of course, I know this to be true but I sometimes miss the mark.
That's why I need Jesus.
I have mentioned this before but even though I don't feel like I always deserve them,
Jim makes sure that I have fresh flowers about every other week to adorn the dining room table.
Most of the time they are a mixed bouquet of some kind, usually including roses.
Here lately, because the roses don't seem to last more than a few days,
he has been experimenting with finding different types that hopefully will last a bit longer.
One of my favorites that seems to last and last are the Peruvian Lily.
They come in such beautiful colors and can last for 2 weeks or more.
And one of my favorite things to do with any flower is get in really close with the camera.
There is so much going on deep inside of a flower that is so easy to miss.
Just look at the little surprises tucked inside these Pink Campanulas.
I've never had any of these until they were among the last bunch...
in fact, I didn't know what they were until I googled them.
They were all closed up at first and were quite slow to open.
But when they did...
look what was inside!
And they lasted for nearly two weeks!
Here's a little more beauty from within...
a purple rhododendron...
a tulip poplar bloom that had fallen from the tree...
I don't know the identity of this one (below) that was also included in my flowers from Jim.
Before the petals unfurled, they looked like rolled up tissue paper.
I have googled it's description to no avail...
What an amazing Creator we have.
Only the One True God would and could design gazillions of flowers...
...each and every one completely unique.
Just like us.
So let's just remember this...
Happy Mosaic Monday!
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