The cycle of life and the interdependency of life is something that simply amazes me! This male Gold Finch visited our sunflowers during the month of August feasting on the 100s of seeds available to him. In this Mesa Moment, you can see that he literally made himself a table on the back part of one sunflower so he could easily reach the seeds from another.
Watching him enjoy the “fruit” of the sunflower reminded me of Jn 12:24, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit”. The same can be said for a sunflower. After its stunning beauty, it droops its heads towards the ground, exposing the 100s of seeds it holds that are ready to be food for the birds or that are ready to fall to the ground so next year more sunflower can grow.
Where in our lives have we experienced the gift of sharing our “fruits” with others?
Where have we experienced death in order for new life to come?