“Consider the Lilies…” Even the Orchids
It’s the time of year in our home where splendor takes to her tiptoes in
wonder…This orchid plant rested through winter, in the bathroom, pretending I’m sure, that the morning showers were its dip into a tropical rain forest. It bathed in daily mists, soaked up some indirect rays from the small window, dreaming of Puerto Rico, no doubt…splashing in soft sunlight through the glass.. .
This is the same orchid, different lighting…go figure…
Honestly, if something is this gorgeous need they be anything else!? Just sit around and be lovely…we can ask no more. But there is so much more about these plants.
“Co-existing within the root structure of most orchids is a microscopic fungi (mycelium). This alliance forms a symbiotic relationship, whereby both the orchid and the fungus become completely dependent upon other for their survival….Most orchids have their own specific micro-fungi, so there must exist as many different fungi as there ae orchids.” *
Wow, just wow. There are tens of thousands of different orchids, so are their matching fungi. It’s an amazing thought!
So, if the Creator of the Universe cares enough about a plant to make sure there is a corresponding fungus so that both can symbiotically dwell, how much more does He care for you my friend. For you are not just beautiful,
you have a soul...
Consider the lilies if you
A New England beauty…lily
will…and the orchids, for sure.
“…Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and
tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?…..
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you… Matthew 6
*”Growing Orchids” by Brain and Wilma Rittershausen