I am not sure how this happened–but I noticed this morning that our yard, both front and back, is now a field of dandelions! As I walked out among them in the grass, I could not help but notice there is a sort of beauty to the flower of this not-so-favorite-weed. It sure does add color! But I also was hopping around trying not to get my slippers yellowed either. 😉
Today I saw that dandelions can resemble human personalities: they can either be an introvert–
Or an extrovert–
See my concept?? 😀 I actually just learned something new about dandelions. I was looking up the correct spelling, because I always want to spell it as “Dandilions”. In doing so, I found a website where it discusses that dandelions can be used as a herb for medical treatments. I never knew that before~even if I did, I guess I forgot! It is amazing what these little weedy flowers can be used for:
Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas. The roots are used in some coffee substitutes, and the flowers are used to make wines.
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I thought that was interesting, especially when I read about how they were used in different cultures throughout history to treat different illnesses.
Another thought about these dandelions–they are not lilies, but this verse came to mind: “…Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28b-29.
I have to admit…I am a dandelion. I am a sinner; God could look at me and say, “Yucky weed!” But instead He sees me as a beautiful lily. He created me and sees the potential in me that I am still trying to find; something like finding use for dandelions in treatments and food. He sees this in every dandelion, not just me. This week as we prepare for the Easter weekend–remembering Christ’s death and resurrection–there is hope for us as dandelions.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
That is the beauty of the dandelion in me. God does not see me as a sinner, but His child.
More to come…