This is a flower grown from seeds on my back porch. It is called a Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus) and cornflower. Although it grows in Europe and the United States, I am not sure if it ever grew in the Middle East. Its colors are purple, blue, and pink.
I have been attempting to name bachelor’s in the Bible. In the Old Testament, Abel may have been a bachelor. Definitely, Jeremiah was a bachelor.
In the New Testament: Jesus was a bachelor as was John the Baptist. Can you think of any other Bible characters who were bachelors?
Bachelor men and women contributed to the spread of Christ’s kingdom.
Reflection: If God has called you to an unmarried state in life, identify ways that you can honor God in your bachelorhood.
Copyright July 30, 2019; Carolyn A. Roth