Monday, April 6, 2009
The weather outside felt like spring yesterday. The sun's rays warmed you and yet there was a gentle breeze blowing, creating the perfect temperature to play outside.
My seven year old daughter, Ashley, noticed a large patch of clover growing in the grass. She stooped down to consider its beauty when she plucked up a four leaf clover! In a squeal of pure delight she ran over to share her precious find with me.
She kept on looking through the clover patches until she had found 10 four leaf clovers!!! I was amazed because in my 42 years I've NEVER even found one.
I started thinking about that four leaf clover. It is different from all of the rest. If we were four leaf clovers, we would probably be unhappy because of our differences. The irony is that the four leaf clover is valued because it is unique.
I believe we need to value ourselves as Christians who are not conformed to this world, but are different because of God and the Holy Spirit in us. God values us because we don't look like the world, lets see our worth through His eyes as we are the treasured four leaf clovers that heaven is searching for.