This post is inspired through observation of the Natural World that many may ‘miss’ as they go about the vastly more important acts and business in each and every day.
In part it is specifically from observing my garden – to be exact three plants of the genus Crassula, more commonly known as a Money plant or Jade plant.
Many believe God’s handiwork to be ‘perfect’, myself included, but i have a less common view that He is Perfect in His IMperfections every bit as much as His perfection – or what we humans normally think of as ‘perfection’.
I fear i may be losing a few of you through unnecessary complication – so lets look at a few pictures that i hope better explains what i am babbling about.. 🙂
I give you – God’s Perfect Imperfections. (a la Crassulae)
In late Autumn/early Winter here in Aus this plant produces a mass of tiny blooms, each flower being about the size of our 5 cent coin – roughly 1-1.5cm’s or up to half an inch across – the vast majority follow His Plan of being in a perfect pentagon or ‘star shape’.
But as you can clearly see – sometimes He decides a little ‘mutation’ is in order – a variation from the ‘usual plan’. Sometimes he makes a perfect cross* (not simply a pentagon with one petal ‘missing’) and sometimes He makes a perfect six-pointed star/hexagonal blossom**.
And as the last of the four photo’s shows, He sometimes throws ‘perfection’ (as we like to think of it) out the window and plonks a petal where one clearly ‘should’ not be.
And like all His other creations, it too is ‘perfect’.
Any of you out there getting the picture yet? 😉
* i can assure you that while some blooms in the photo’s HAVE been got at by a vegetarian bug with a penchant for good looking food, that the four cases of the ONE plant’s blooming are NOT the result of an insect’s handiwork. Just His.
** You get a gold star if you noticed that although there are six petals radiating out from that 3rd flower pic there are still only 5 smaller sub-petals in the middle! Unlike the four pointed star that has four of both outer and inner petals! Showing that once again God’s view of perfection can be different to the way we would have done it – if we could! 🙂
Also the nearest Nuclear Reactor (apart from the ones in US and Russian Subs or Aircraft carriers) is over 2000 miles away in Sydney and the closest Uranium mine is roughly 800 – 1000 miles in a similar direction. My suburb remains a declared ‘nuclear-free’ zone so these are not due to that kind of radiation!) 😉