One day, I found a design, a bouquet that was never completed, in my stacks of beginnings. The flowers were still fresh with color, so I decided to add more flowers to finish the bouquet. In the process, I imagined a flower girl in the midst of the rest. After I scanned the finished bouquet into the computer, I looked through my other cards to find a flower girl that would suit this arrangement.
Isolating her from her previous environment, I inserted her into the newly finished bouquet. What I saw in the new design was a flower girl playing hide and seek with me!
She and the surrounding flowers were one big arrangement, but she was also somehow separated because she was a girl in the midst of a bunch of flowers. So it seemed that she was obvious, and then she wasn’t.
This observation brought to mind what Jesus says in John 15, “Remain in me, and I will remain in you.”
It’s like a hall of mirrors: I see myself reflected in a mirror, reflected in a mirror, reflected in a mirror!
It never ends. If I remain in Jesus, I can look out through His eyes and see what He sees from His vantage point. But He is remaining in me at the same time, so He can go where I go, where my heart’s desire takes me and He can function through me in that situation.
And all the time that I remain in Him, He is remaining in me. So the mirror would say, “I see you, I see Jesus in you, I see you in Jesus, I see Jesus in you” forever.
As the flower girl was inseparable from the flowers in the bouquet, yet created a girl, so we are inseparable from Jesus, yet created an individual. Multiply this by billions, and we see that God is ever increasing in magnitude and expression.
Because we are made in His image, each one has been given a portion of His creativity. He is expressed more fully as each of us chooses to follow our lives through to the destiny that He thought up for us before the beginning of time. I believe this really pleases Him.
Can you see the flower girl in this bouquet? Here’s a hint: she is on the right, her arms outstretched and her feet off the ground. She is “praising His name with dancing.” Psalm 149:3
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