Flowers that Never Fade Author:Leroy Brownlow Flowers are a message from God. Jesus used them as such. As He sat on the mountain where He preached the Sermon on the Mount, He had a view of the silver lake of Galilee, and the purple amaryllis, the blood-red tulip, the scarlet anemone, the white lilies and many other flowers. There within view, Christ used them as an object lesson. He said, "... more »Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tommorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?" (Matt. 6:28-30).
God also used flowers to teach us the brevity of life - man "cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down." Our earthly life is but as a fading flower.
The word "flowers" is often used in a figurative and symbolic sense. In our title, "Flowers that Never Fade," we too have used the term in this manner. We have used it to mean principles which grow within a man's heart and blossom within his life. Each chapter was designed to be a blossoming flower in the garden of life. It was the author's ambition in writing this book to represent to the world something that will be especially helpful for the sick, depressed, descouraged, and for all persons as they face the ordinary situations of a complex society. There are so many problems to fill our hearts with anxiety and fear. The years have taught us that all men are in need of these principles of happier and more contented living. Our world is a restless one.
The flowers that grow in the earth must fade. But the flowers that grow in our heart may live forever.« less