Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Consider the Lilies


Have you heard this song by Joel Hemphill?  It was very popular several years ago, and has the kind of lyrics that just stick with you while you forget everything else.  
Consider The Lilies

Verse I
Consider the lilies they don’t toil nor spin
And there’s not a king with more splendor than them
Consider the sparrow they don’t plant or sow
But they’re fed by the Master who watches them grow

Chorus:
We have a Heavenly Father above
With eyes filled with mercy
And a heart filled with love
He really cares when Your head is bowed low
Consider the lilies and then you will know

Verse II
May I introduce you to this friend of mine
Who hangs out the stars
and tells the sun when to shine
And kisses the flowers each morning with dew
But He’s not too busy to care about you. Chorus...




 
So you have to know that this song was running in loops through my mind as Steph and I wandered through the lily patch at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

 
 



These are just a few of the varieties they have growing and blooming.  Everyone needs to go and see the whole thing; it is just not possible to capture it in pictures.  I could have gotten a few more, but these lilies were planted in full sun, and it was so hot, I was leaking all over and hunting some shade.