Dandelions and People


When we see them in our yards, we grimace, angry that weeds have made their way into our masterpieces. We spray weed killer on them, mow them, cut them; whatever we have to do to get rid of them.

But, have you ever seen a child when they find a dandelion? Has your child ever brought you a bouquet of bright yellow dandelions with a proud smile on their face asking you, “Aren’t they pretty?” Are you able to look at them through your child’s eyes as a piece of artwork rather than a weed?

You know, God sees each of his children as a masterpiece. There are no mistakes; no “throw away” people. Are you able to see people through God’s eyes and the uniqueness of his handiwork?

Psalm 139:13-16 MSG

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day

Psalm 139:13-16 KJV

 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

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8 thoughts on “Dandelions and People

  1. Hi Lisa
    I really love the analogy you made here. We have all been created in the image of God. We need to see people the same way God sees them! Great post



  2. Another wonderful reminder why I love God so much!

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  3. Debbie Curto

    love it when children gives me “Dandelions” i even put them in a vase for a day or two


  4. Vicki & Jon

    I think it is previous when children bring dandelions–however, I learned the hard way that it is best to place this bouquet of love OUTSIDE. Otherwise you will find a surprise mess one day. LOL


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