Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Always following the Sun/Son: The Sunflower

Photo taken on my Fall Equinox hike on September 23, 2010.
"unless a man shall endure to the end,
in following the example of the Son of the living God,
he cannot be saved.
2 Nephi 31: 16
This photo was taken on the same hike that I climbed on the Fall Equinox. In an earlier post, I talked about this hike and how all the flowers had died, and almost everything was dried up and dying.. with the exception of the SUNFLOWER. It has endured. From the picture you can see that the sunflower is somewhat tattered, the petals are not perfect, and it appears alone in a hillside of dried weeds.
The sunflower is known for the unique characteristic of always facing the sun. From sunrise to sunset the "face" of the flower follows the movement of the sun in the sky. We could learn a powerful lesson from this enduring, sun follower, sunflower.

1 comment:

  1. Dave, I like the interchanging of the words "Son" and "sun". Malachi 4:2 does the same with the phrase "Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings". This "sun" is not a misprint, but is another holy name for our beloved Savior. --Dad