We recently had a “photo shoot” with the flowers in front of Mater Dei house. Even though they had been storm battered and were technically passed their prime they did their best to cooperate. But what delight we find examining these imperfect specimens that, while not ripe for a cover on Country magazine or Birds and Blooms, were nevertheless radiant in splendor and ever marked with God’s creative hand. Hmmm….just like people. We too are fallen specimens, but are loved and treasured by God to the point of Christ’s shedding his blood and dying for our salvation. We can think of that next time we see a less then perfect flower or a less than perfect person.