By: Shauna Gallagher
Recently, my husband and I went on a driving holiday through parts of NSW.
We visited a variety tourist attractions, from an old jail to a zoo, and I even went down into a cave (something I thought I would never do).
As always when on holidays, I took a lot of photos. I’m no budding photographer, and I only use my phone camera, so a lot of the photos look quite amateurish.
In all, I took about 1000 photos in 12 days. I noticed, however, that a lot of the photos were of flowers. In fact, more than 600 photos of flowers were captured!
They weren’t all different flowers, though the variety was amazing. There were a lot of the same flowers but in different colours, and there were different angles of many of the same flowers. In retrospect, I wondered why I even took so many of the same flower when just one or two of each would have sufficed.
But the artistry of these flowers was amazing! I was in awe of how they looked like they were individually hand painted (God has a very steady hand!).
So it got me thinking… I traveled many, many kilometres to see a different area of Australia, and yet the thing that most captured my attention was the flowers – a majority of which I probably could have seen near where I live, if I bothered to take notice.
This made me realise that I need to be much more intentional about noticing God’s handiwork, rather than getting caught up in the mundane of everyday life. I need to be seeking more opportunities to capture the awe-inspiring handiwork of our Creator.
Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.
About the Author: Shauna is a Mental Health Nurse, author and speaker. She is very passionate about improving mental health through a Christian world view. Combining her career with her faith has helped Shauna to draw closer to God through seeing how intricately and beautifully He has designed our bodies. Shauna and her husband, John, have four adult children and four gorgeous grandchildren. They minister at a church on the Sunshine Coast and are passionate about sharing God’s love with their local community.
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