In which there is a daisy quandary

by Craig on June 20, 2011

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In the New Testament there are some daisies that are pretty much a lock to always be white. Our Lord’s daisies, whether they be purple, or just green, or flat-out white, all have absolutely no shade of black whatsoever in them.

If you’re just coming into our ongoing study of daisies – and you’re thinking, “I don’t remember any daisies in the New Testament, or any daisies that Jesus had.” Or if you’re wondering why we’re studying daisies at all – it’s all explained here. You really have to read that or this will all make no sense at all.

Even our most pure of white daisies has some element of sin and it. This broken world swims in the universe of consequences that trace their way back to one black daisy.

The consequences were set in motion before the Garden, by a decision made in eternity – by the Evil One. Then, when we chose, as humans, to place ourselves on the throne instead of our God, it became impossible for any of our daisies to be spotless.

Not a single one of my daisies, in this whole earthbound life, can ever be purest white.

Thankfully we have one really important word…

Grace.

But all of God’s daisies are guaranteed 100% pure, and 100% white, regardless of their apparent color.

And so, I have a daisy problem.

What to do with Our Lord’s daisies?

The daisies below are all daisies concerning his mission. So I’m sure they’re all a mix of green, white, and purple, and even yellow – but they are all peculiar to God. It makes me think that maybe I should reclassify the white daisies as white-ish – and then heap all of Our Lord’s daisies in their own separate – and 100% white category.

Until I figure this out, this is what I’m going to do – all of Our Lords daisies, for now, go in the perfect category – his category – a new daisy. Perfect daisies?

Glowing daisies?

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Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work. (JN 4:34)

For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. (JN 5:20)

But I have testimony greater than John’s.[the Baptist] The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me. (JN 5:36)

So you guys, what to do with Our Lords daisies – the daisies that no matter which color they are – are always white, and no matter how mundane they might seem, all purple, and even the purple ones, to him, are just kind of green…

A quandary. No?

Input…

Gimme gimme…

Please and thank you…

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Cora June 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

Craig, I would have no problems with this, even if you didn’t separate the works of Jesus and My works. Since I’m a rotten gardener, I’m already conditioned to the fact that if I were to grow white daisies (or any other color), it is a given that mine would NOT be perfect in any way, shape, or form! Too spindly, heads to sparce and small, drooping leaves, missing petals, brown around the edges of the petals that are left, etc., etc. So I’m no help with renaming the white daisies. All you have to say for me is “Jesus’ white dasies” and “Cora’s white daisies” and I will fully get the point!!!!! Maybe someone else will have the perfect names for these. But I like the fact that you did separate them like this. Do I need another vase or do I keep my whites with HIS whites????

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Craig June 20, 2011 at 11:00 am

Cora, thank you – I ow to your gardening expertise :-) and also thank you for the input on separating them. The more I think about it, the more I think they should be separated. And another vase will do you no good – there are no perfect daisies on the planet! Another dbaisy dilemma :-)

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Debbie June 21, 2011 at 1:06 am

So . . .I might need to go back. I thought all of the Lord’s daisy’s were purple? Not so? ha! If they are white, maybe ours can be off white? ivory? cream? Oh . . .I’m a big help. ha!
My husband got daises for me to plant in some of the planters last year. They were beautiful when he bought them . . .but I don’t think they ever bloomed again all summer. :( No daisy expert here!
God bless you and your faithfulness to Him and us!

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Craig June 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

well Debbie, I may have misstated it before – I’m kind of coming up with the daisy classification system on the run. But purple daisies are miraculous “works”. So in a sense all of Our Lord’s daisies were miraculous. Just like all of our Lords daisies are white– or better than white – I’m still figuring that one out – what’s more white than white? At any rate purple is miraculous, white is a “good work”, yellow is a “work” of the law, in green is just a thing that is done. Hope that helps – I can be confusing sometimes :-) and I’m sorry to hear about your daisies. God bless you Debbie!

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Michelle June 21, 2011 at 4:20 am

I don’t think I’m any help. All I can think of is a quote from the book “The Color of Water” where the author asks his mother, ‘What color is Jesus?’ Her reply, ‘He is the color of water.’ So, I don’t think I can help. Sorry.

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Craig June 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Actually Michelle – I think maybe you DID just help. “The color of water” – the color of water is clear – “crystal” clear – maybe that’s the color of Our Lord’s daisies. Wheels turning…

Thank you Michelle, and God bless you as always.

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Layla Payton June 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Alabaster Daisy? :)

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Craig June 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

alabaster would be good – but I’m thinking more pure than that – more glowy more glisteny. I think I’m going to go with crystal – a crystal daisy :-) thank you Layla, and God bless and keep you!

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A. June 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

Yes, maybe Jesus’ daisies are diamond daisies and ours are polka dotted-white in some places with spots of other colors due to our imperfection?

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