February/March 2023

Peonies of Promise

By Meg Harmon

Note from the Editor:

These peonies reflect the intricate beauty of God’s creation, and His tender mercy towards those whom He has created.

God says in Luke 12:27-28:

“Consider the flowers, how they grow: they neither labor nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you?”

Our day-to day life is filled with striving and worry, busy-ness and anxiety. And yet, God reminds us of His sovereign power in the elaborate loveliness of the flowers and nature that He has made. If He can masterfully design and create such loveliness, how much more will he masterfully sustain you? You are made in His image, and you are infinitely valuable as His child.

How do we know this is true? God proved His love for us through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus. Our thrice holy God loved His people so much that He made a way for sinners like us to draw near to Him. And by the blood of Jesus Christ, spilled upon the cross of sacrifice, God made a way.

With the dawning of spring before us, let us look upon the budding flowers with thankfulness. Let us thank Him for the reminders in His creation that reflect His love, His power, and His sovereign design for all things.

About the Artist

Meg Harmon lives in the foothills of the Appalachians atop Signal Mountain, Tennessee. When she is not caring for her grandchildren or the women of her church, Meg enjoys sketching and watercoloring.