My wife has a small concrete area in our back yard where she feeds the birds and sometimes she feeds them sunflower seeds. I guess one of those seeds got blown off the concrete pad and fell into a crack in the dirt and sprouted.
Anyway, we have one sunflower plant that is about two feet tall. I really did not think it would survive the dogs, lawnmower, weed eater or grandchildren but it has. I have been watching this plant very closely lately and I have observed that in the early morning before the sun rises that the plant is droopy looking, but when the sun comes out, that changes.
It seems like the plant stretches upward as high as it can get and it faces toward the sun. The beautiful bright yellow petals are fully opened so as to get every bit of available sunlight. It seems like that little plant lives just to see the sun or be in the sunlight everyday.
Watching that little plant reminds me of a wonderful opportunity Christians have. Yes, we may have exposure to the sunlight but what is even better is exposure to the Sonlight. That is Jesus Christ.
Every one that has called upon the Son of God to be their personal Lord and Savior has this privilege and opportunity, (John 8:12, 12:35, 1 John 1:5-7). Let us bask in the Sonlight daily, (1 John 1:3). See you in Church next Sunday.