I caught this picture on a dark evening when, all of a sudden, light from the setting sun bathed the flower.
What did I see? Color. Vibrant, glorious color. I saw “heat” in the sun-yellow center of the flower. I saw velvety smoothness in the orange petals. And then, I saw a torn and tattered mess.
The “light” of the yellow tracing the petals show a flower so ragged; yet, so beautiful. And I thought, “what a metaphor for our lives.” No matter how ragged we might feel, or might actually be, God can shine through and shine forth.
Are you going to allow yourself to be a tattered mess? Or, are you going to allow the glory of God to shine forth through you?