Diphylleia grayi or the Skeleton Flower native to Japan also known as the White Lady or widow flower found in Hawaii
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and lay bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13
I came across a very beautiful flower known as the Diphylleia grayi or the Skeleton flower. This flower is native to Japanese woodland and doesn’t like the light. A similar version called the White Lady grown found in Hawaii also takes on a very transparent or vein like appearance when touched by the rain. The Skeleton flower goes transparent while the White Lady takes on a very sheer, vein like appearance. This got me to thinking about being open to God and the things we cannot hide.
In Psalm 33:13 it states that from heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind. Jeremiah 16:17 says my eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. When we accept our relationship with God we come into His presence knowing that He is already fully aware of whom we are. What we did today was already known to Him before it occurred. The plan that has been set out for our lives was mapped even before we were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5) Each step taken is one that is seen before the Lord (Ps 37:23). What we must learn to do as children is to run to the throne. Sit at our Fathers feet and release all that burdens us. Sure, our Daddy God may know of it but He patiently waits for you to come to Him and talk with Him, allowing the gentle touch of a loving Father to touch you like the rain touches the petals of a flower and become transparent with Him revealing what only He could know about you. Open our bibles and fall into the loving arms of the one who created us and sees our heart and mind (Jeremiah 17:10)
Like the rain that falls from above and nourishes the earth below, we must allow the word and work of our heavenly Father to do the same. Shower us with time honored words that flow from a never-ending river of love and knowledge (Ps 1). In your time with the Lord, become transparent and let Him have you the way He knows you to be, the beautiful creation that was lovingly crafted and created to be joyfully renewed every day!