Inspired by a conversation with a dear friend, this week's arrangements were made as reminders that whenever the focus is shifted away from the glorification of self, one can find liberation because it is no longer about us, but about God.
I was just thinking that the seasons of your life are like God's floral arrangements. Sometimes they are more elaborate, sometimes they are simple, but whichever it is, it fits the season. It's not about whether we are smarter or faster or better... it's just about how He wants to arrange our lives.
I was incredibly moved when I heard the song, and was compelled to make an arrangement that would reflect the beauty of God's work. I also added berries to allude to the fruit of the good work He has done in us. He exchanged beauty for ashes, life for barrenness.
GRAVES INTO GARDENS
There is much beauty in this world that is missed because of how quickly we move past things and people. If only we would stop and savour, to look and appreciate, perhaps there would be more that we could find to love in people and in the world. Small flowers were used in the arrangements to give the look of wildflowers. It is a beautiful play of textures and different little buds of flowers that you will need to lean in and look. In the leaning in, you will notice the little details, differences in each bud and the gradient of colours. It beckons you to stop and look, and the more you look at it, the more beautiful it is to you, and you will find more to appreciate about it. I think it's the same with people sometimes. Their beauty unravels and reveals itself more as we look deeper.