The Wonder of God-Guest Post by Lynda R. Young

My mornings are so brightened by Cling to God that I want to spread more of Lynda’s words here! She is blessing us today with her words! Read on…

“Our walk is eased when we seek our Lord in everything we do, when we humble ourselves to him and when we desire his will. Then we are truly blessed and become aware of how loved we are.” Lynda R. Young, Cling to God

This is a close up of a Pink Hoya, also known as a wax plant. The first time I saw these flowers, I was truly amazed. My mom had been nurturing a pot plant on the kitchen windowsill for years. With the lack of consistent light, the poor vine-like plant made little progress, but neither did it die. Then one day, Mom proudly showed me these strange flowers dangling off the stems. From a distance, they looked like plastic flowers badly clipped on.

“They’re real,” she assured me.  

Years later, I inherited that plant still struggling in its pot. Not having a green thumb, I decided it had a better chance of living if I settled it in the garden. Apparently, it loved its new home, because it went wild, its vines claiming the side fence. When it flowered again, I took this photo with a macro lens, and was amazed all over again.

The flower wasn’t smooth with a waxy shine but had soft fur.  

Our Lord has made an amazing world, full of wonder and delight for us to discover and share. I can’t even begin to fathom all the greatness. There is so much variety, so much beauty. It’s good to ponder on these things. It’s good to spread the awe.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

These flowers took my breath away. What takes your breath away and reminds you of God’s wonder?

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Lynda R. Young accepted Jesus into her life in her early teens and has been active in her faith ever since. She has written multiple Christian articles and other inspirational non-fiction, given Bible-based talks, and is always looking for other ways to encourage and uplift. She is also an author of fantasy novels, an editor, game developer, artist, and dabbles in photography and all things creative. She lives in Australia with her sweetheart of a husband. You can find her here: BlogTwitterGoodreads

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  1. Lynn, I’ve never seen flowers like those before. JUST BEAUTIFUL. You helped the plant discover its best home. Isn’t that what God does with us? Sometimes, He replants us in a new place, and in time, we thrive there. 🙂

    Autumn sunrises and sunsets here have been spectacular. I’m in awe of how God makes colors so vibrant my cameras can’t quite digest it all. He leaves me breathless with his unabandoned love shown through the colors in those early morning and early evening moments.

  2. That flower is amazing, Lynda. It reminds me of my orchid that goes through spurts of amazing blooms. It always takes my breath away. Thank you for sharing with us. Congratulations on your lovely devotional.
    Thanks for hosting, Lynn! xo

  3. Congratulations to Lynda!
    I love your thoughtfulness, loving heart and how you shares God’s love in your devotional.

  4. Thank you for sharing this story and picture about the Pink Hoya, “I took this photo with a macro lens, and was amazed all over again. The flower wasn’t smooth with a waxy shine but had soft fur. ” The flower is amazing!

    Thanks for the devotional recommendation.

  5. I’ve never seen that flower either. What lovely little stars! A stand-out wonder that took my breath away was an Admiral butterfly that landed on my knee one afternoon while I was reading on our deck. It stayed there for quite some time, providing the opportunity to study it closely. What amazed me the most were the tiny yellow and black stripes on its antennae–a lovely little detail, probably never noticed by most except for lepidopterists. I felt honored to enjoy a sample of God’s artistry–unseen by many!