Leaves and the Body of Christ

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I’m a gardener.  I love flowers.  I’ve tried to grow vegetables with little success.  I’ll try again this year.  Did you ever notice how many things in nature point to the Christian life?

“Don’t let the glory of the flower make you miss the beauty of the leaves.”
-Ed Nicholson

This  makes me think about my journey, accepting myself and others for who God made usto be, and the body of Christ.   Here are some scripture verses that also make me think about these things.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:14 

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.  If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
I Corinthians 12:18-20

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
I Corinthians 12:27

What does this quote make you think of?

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10 thoughts on “Leaves and the Body of Christ

  1. Angel

    Hi Elizabeth
    Your photos are lovely. Beautiful capture of detail. I wish I was good at taking pictures, you have a keen eye. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog and photos with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. I’ll be following all your social sites and hopefully I will learn more about photography from you.

    1. BeautyObserved Post author


      His beauty fills me with awe also.

      I am so thankful for your visits during this time when I know you are resting. <3

      Blessings to you, dear Barbie,

  2. Caroline

    What beautiful pictures, and I love this quote! When we studied flowers, I couldn’t help but notice all the tiny intricate parts of flowers & leaves, and the huge role they play in their own survival. God’s attention to detail, beauty, and necessity blew me away. We’re gardeners, but are opposite of you. 🙂 We do better with fruits & veggies than the flowers. But I’m still trying! 🙂

    1. BeautyObserved Post author


      I’m so glad you stopped by and commenting. I am still trying with those vegetables. I.will.not.quit. lol!

      I am also in awe of the amazing things He put into His creation!

      Have a wonderful day!


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