Isn’t it beautiful? How the face of the sunflower follows the sun—pointing east in the morning and west at night? The sunflower knows the sun is the source for life and therefore finds warmth in the rays.
Now, think of the sun as love from others or grace from God and imagine you are the sunflower. Often times foliage can cover the face of the sunflower, which inhibits the flower’s ability to recognize the light and reap the benefits of a true, wholesome life. For us, this foliage can present itself as stress, sin, idols, fear, hurt, etc. and can hinder our ability to recognize the love that surrounds us or prevent us from embracing the graces of God. Once this foliage is cleared, we, too, can bask in the rays of love and grace. We are then able to recognize the love within and around us and feel peace. In opening ourselves to the graces of God and being willing to follow Him in His plan for us, just as the sunflower follows the sun, we are then able to experience life in the way it was meant to be enjoyed—at peace in love, warmth, and grace.