The Flowers of the Field.

“See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? So do not worry … for your heavenly Father knows that you need these things.” (Matthew 6: 28-32)

Well, these aren’t exactly flowers of the field but they are growing fairly wild in the hedges here in Musoma.


These are bougainvillaea and they are my favourite flowers in Tanzania. They come in a huge variety of colours, and if permitted can spread pretty far. You can even find them up trees!

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I walk pass these particular bushes on my way to and from the office every day and, if I remember to lift my eyes and soak them in, they never fail to lift my heart in thankfulness to God for his beautiful and varied creation and how he daily provides and cares for me.

What do you see every day that reminds you of God’s blessings?


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