By Charles Spurgeon:
Excerpt from “Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden
How sweet it is to find our mind and heart turning Godward, as the heliotrope seeks the sun! It is wise to turn away from all things in which God is not evidently present, but carefully to follow each movement of his shining face that we may always front his love, and bask in the beams of his favor.
A gleam of his sunlight should be prized, for it is far more than we deserve; and we should joyously receive it as the crocus drinks in the rich gold of the spring sun, and brims its cup therewith. What will it be to dwell above, where the light no more goeth down, and the flowers feel no cold drops of the night?
By John MacDuff:
“Believers have been aptly called 'sunflowers'—turning their faces as the sunflower towards the Sun of Righteousness, and hanging their leaves in sadness and sorrow when that Sun is away. It will be in Heaven the emblem is complete. There, every flower in the heavenly garden will be turned Godwards, bathing its tints of loveliness in the glory that excels!”
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