Today is May 6, 2010, The National Day Of Prayer. Be encouraged today to spend some time in prayer and bible reading, it can change your life. Today millions of prayers will be raised for our country, our government, our state and local leadership and our families. The theme for this years celebration is “Prayer, for such a time as this”. It’s based on the verse from Nahum 1:7, The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, (NIV).
Because of your great mercy, I come to your house, LORD, and I am filled with wonder as I bow down to worship at your holy temple.
— Psalm 5:7 (CEV)
I took this photo on the morning of April 15th, 2010 at Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, OH. It was a beautiful sunny day with everything in bloom. I was walking past a cluster of daffodils and thought about how the blooms tilt downward, it was like they were bowing down and reminded me of the verse where Jesus was entering Jerusalem and told the pharisees that the stones would praise God if the people didn’t;
Jesus came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives. There the whole crowd of disciples began to praise God with joy. In loud voices they praised him for all the miracles they had seen. They shouted, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” – (Psalm 118:26) “May there be peace and glory in the highest heaven!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd spoke to Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “tell your disciples to stop!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” — Luke 19:37-40 (NIRV)
Most of the daffodils were a few days past their peek so I was a little disappointed because I wanted to capture the photo. Then I came across this group of tiny flowers along the path, they are called Leucojum Aestivum, (summer snowflake), and they too were all bowing down. I was fascinated by the delicate details and pattern. Another reminder of how God is involved in every detail of our lives as well.