Friday, April 18, 2008

Follow the Son

A new group in Christian music has made a real impact on me. The Sonflowerz have that Natalie Merchant sound and lyrics that keep your heart and mind focused on Christ. In this morning's "CRW First Every Morning" lead singer for the group Elisa Leander gave a very simple yet profound devotional on following Christ:

Have you ever seen a field of sunflowers? On our tours through Kansas, we often see many acres of them. No matter the time of day, the bright blossoms follow the sun, absorbing the warm rays. As followers of Christ, we want to set our eyes on Him daily, never looking away. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.” As the radiant sunflower grows old and matures, you’ll see it droop a little to let its seeds fall. I see this as a symbol of surrender, and worship. Whenever you see a sunflower, remember its posture towards the sun. Let it be a reminder to follow Christ with similar devotion.

Thanks Elisa for reminding us to keep our eyes on Christ.

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