The Amaryllis has become a popular Christmas flower; however, mine never blooms until January.
It is showy and brilliant and puts plants with only green foliage to shame; but they should never be ashamed. Plants with only, or mostly, green foliage have great value. It is the green-foliage in plants that gives oxygen into the atmosphere and adds appreciable to the pleasing environment of our homes.
BTW: If you are growing amaryllis, be sure not to let the water level go above the top of the root bulb. I’m sure there is a lesson in Christian living in that. If you have an idea what it is, please write a comment.
As we walk for Christ in 21st century, most of us aren’t showy or even brilliant; we tend to be more quiet and simple as we live each day. That doesn’t make us less valuable, it just makes us what we are: a Christian who does his or her part daily for Christ. We raise children in a Christian home, we are a witness in the workplace, we let a driver into the traffic lane in front of us.
Reflection: Perhaps it is more important to walk day-by-day, year-after-year for Christ than have a brilliant flare.
I love Bible plants along with their symbolism. If you want to learn more about them, read my two books: 1) Rooted in God and 2) God as a Gardener. You can purchase them from my website: Carolyn Roth Ministry at http://www.CarolynRothMinistry.com/
Copyright: Carolyn A. Roth, 2/14