This is a picture of the flower of a pineapple plant. Its symmetry and delicate beauty are a wonder to behold. Some may look at this and say:"big deal" or "so what", but others will look and marvel!!! That's the way people are- some get it and some never will!!! But the words of that great teacher Solomon echo the following...
Genesis, Chapter 1
31 God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
and Solomon said...
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3
9 What profit has he who works in that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can’t find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live. 13 Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor, is the gift of God. 14 I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; and God has done it, that men should fear before him. 15 That which is has been long ago, and that which is to be has been long ago: and God seeks again that which is passed away.
Spirituality is innate, but it can be nurtured!!! Before that can occur, you have to WANT to think and feel in Spiritual way. I was blessed with circumstances so severe in my childhood, that I was almost forced to reflect on my situation or fall apart completely. I wonder, what will it take for you to consider things other than just survival or the mundane operations of daily existence? Look at flowers as they bud- you may never see one again. Consider a sunset- it is fleeting. Think about the future AFTER this life and consider God before it is too late. Beauty has a deeper significance than just its mere beauty- it is a reflection of something else and that something is DIVINE. Consider that little pineapple flower one more time- are you wondering yet?????