In which a whole bunch of daisies gain substance

by Craig on July 7, 2011

Today, this…


becomes this…


One last day of rounding up the daisies from the Gospels and Acts.
The last two days I looked at each one,
and explained where I got them,
and what color daisy they were,
and linked back to the blog post for each daisy.

But I noticed that I didn’t say specifically what each daisy was.

If you are wondering why I’m studying biblical daisies – this post explains the Bible Daisy Thing.

It’s a brand new concept. You’ll heart the daisies! Really.

In context, each of these daisies came with a description. So today, before I plunge into the letters of the New Testament, I want to look back and put a little bit of real life on the daisies.

And I would be missing a huge theological truth if I didn’t mention this.

Although we have a “white daisy” category, only God is capable of a completely white daisy. Even our whitest daisies are imperfect.

The bad news is that a bouquet of only white daisies is needed for entrance into heaven.


It’s an impossible demand.

The good news is that there is a singular red rose.

It’s the red rose…of grace.



If we know of this Gospel of Grace then we are fortunate beyond measure. If you’re reading this and you don’t know of it – please – please give me a heads up in the comment section – I’d really heart sharing it with you.


A whole bunch of white daisies:

White daisies have a reason for their being, according to Our Lord.
It’s so that the Only God can be glorified through them. (MT 5:16)

We, at least I, often forget that we are creations…
of a Creator…
and we have a purpose for our being.

The thing is, that even if we haven’t chosen sides in the eternal battle of good against evil – the sides have chosen us.

White daisies are “good” “works”.
White daisies…
are Love.

I heart white daisies – and here they are – real – not theory…

•    acts of selflessness

•    seeing a need and filling it

•    giving Our Lord the honor that he is due

•    not holding on tightly to the things of this earth, but taking what I have, what I want, and using it – not for me, but for others, and for God.

•    to be willing to be looked upon as different, as a little too devoted, a little too centered on God, a little too radical in my faith. (all the above come from MT 26:7-10).

•    to do 1st Corinthians Love (Acts 5)

•    to teach of Our Lord (Acts 5:20 and 13:5)

•    to lay our lives down as a sacrifice – a living sacrifice (LK 24:19).

•    to choose to do things as God would do them – it’s kind of the “WWJD” daisy. To be honest, all of us, even those of us who don’t have a relationship with Our Lord, know what he would do in most situations. (JN 3:21)

•    defending the rep of God (Acts 13:6-11)

•    continuing on when things get tough (Acts 13:50,51)

•    and the shocker of a discovery for me – faith. Faith is a white daisy. But faith is more than just “believing”, it’s “doing” – doing the white daisies, albeit imperfectly, but at least the best we can. (JN 6:20 and 8:9).


I so heart white daisies.

God hearts them too.

Tomorrow – the green, yellow, and black daisies…

please come back…

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

A. July 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I have a feeling some white daisy post its need to show up on the good voice side of your wall. :) Do they make daisy post its? I know they make some other flower shapes.


Craig July 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

they probably do make daisy post it’s – but I’m trying to keep it simple – and under budget (◠‿◠). maybe it would be even better – now that it’s a corral – to have horse shaped Post-it’s (◠‿◠). daisies for over here – and ponies for Deep into Love. God bless you A.


Debbie July 10, 2011 at 12:39 am

Thank you at this close look at the white daisies and just what they are made of. :)
God bless you as you go in His name!


Gina Patin November 4, 2017 at 5:51 am

My sister was born with a genetic disease called cystic fibrosis. She struggled with this incurable disease until October 29, 2017 When Jesus called her home. Her last weeks on earth were rough so in conversation I asked her what will be a reminder from you as you shine from heaven? She said daisies. She didn’t know any of its origin. She just said when u see daisies. She was the most selfless person ever and loved Jesus so much. She not only spread love through her kind acts of always giving but also volunteered teaching little children about Jesus go 8 years while preserving through her illness and never giving up in spite of its ravage on her lungs. Now it all makes sense as I read your post my sister truly represents a white and yellow daisy. To God be the glory.


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