By Anita Mondragon
Have you ever noticed how Sunflowers always turn and face the sun?  We have a huge one growing in our back yard-it’s almost 5 feet tall!  I’ve watched it during the day as it turns with the sun.  I was curious to learn more so went to google. Here’s what they said:

Scientists have answered a burning question central to the charm of sunflowers: Why do young flowers move their blooms to always face the sun over the course of a day?

And then: Once sunflowers reach maturity, why do they stop tracking the sun and only face east?  …The researchers compared mature flowers facing east with those they turned to face west, and found that the east-facing blooms attracted five times as many helpful pollinators.  

That’s because the east-facing flowers heat up faster.

And, “bees like warm flowers,” as Harmer puts it.

…. A young flower faces east at dawn and greets the sun, then slowly turns west as the sun moves across the sky. During the night, it slowly turns back east to begin the cycle again….  

The researchers found that the plant’s turning is actually a result of different sides of the stem elongating at different times of day…..  

The researchers tied plants up so they couldn’t move or turned them away from the sun – and they found those flowers eventually had “decreased biomass and less leave area” than flowers that could move with the sun.


I shared all of that with you to say this…We as Christians, followers of the SON, need to act more like sunflowers.  We need to look for The Light, and keep it (Him) ever before us throughout the day!  Just like sunlight helps sunflowers grow, so the Son Light of Jesus helps us grow in our Christian walk.  Once we’ve matured in our walk with Christ, we will be “warm” and friendly…attracting others to “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”  They in turn will pollinate (spread the Gospel) and share all they have learned from the mature Christian!

Don’t let Satan “tie” you up, or turn you away from the Son.  Satan doesn’t want you to grow…he wants you to die.  He wants to keep you in bondage so that you won’t “attract” others to find the Light of Christ!

Let’s be SON flowers and bring the beauty of Jesus to someone’s life today!


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