Monday, September 17, 2007

No Weeds In the Father's Eyes

This morning our guest speaker at Auburn Bible Chapel, Carlo Raponi, played an audio clip by a former band called Five Iron Frenzy. Basically what the lyrics were saying was that when we see dandelions, God sees flowers. We see weeds, God sees beauty.

Remember, you are NOT a weed in the Father's eyes!

Here are those lyrics:

In a field of yellow flowers,
underneath the sun:
bluest eyes that spark with lightning,
boy with shoes undone.
He is young, so full of hope;
reveling in tiny dreams;
filling up his arms with flowers,
right for giving any queen.
Running to her beaming bright
while cradling his prize;
A flickering of yellow light
within his mother's eyes;
She holds them to her heart,
keeping them where they'll be safe;
clasped within her very marrow,
dandelions in a vase.
She sees love, where anyone else would see weeds.
all hope is found. Here is everything he needs.
Gently lifting hands to heaven,
softened by the sweetest hush,
a Father sings over his children,
loving them so very much.
More than words could warrant,
deeper than the darkest blue,
more than sacrifice could merit,
Lord, I give my heart to you.


  1. amen!

    and amen to the other encouraging posts that you left at the pilgrim pals websites ...

    some days we just need to encourage each other ... and in the encouragement, we find our own hearts are strengthened ...

    "Lord, give wisdom to the doctors as David sees those specialists ... and give great weather for the upcoming silent lake camping .. in Jesus name" ...

    blessings on your day!

  2. Don't you love the name "Five Iron Frenzy"? As I've heard the story, the band got the name from a friend who would carry a golf club in case he ever needed to defend himself. :)

  3. Reminds me of a Ray Boltz song that says of David, "when others saw a shepherd boy, God saw a king".

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  5. Weeds can be used on the flip side as an analogy too; such as unchecked sin. Weed the "garden" before it gets choked out by sin, cares of the world, etc. Have you ever marveled how a weed in the city is an eyesore ... but a weed in the country is part of the beautiful landscape? Just thinking in writing. The autumn pictures are wonderful.