Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
The Lotus flower is in many ways one of the greatest mysteries in nature. A plant usually has roots in the ground and springs up in order to be seen by everyone that goes by. Basking their petals in the beautiful sunlight or moonlight is indeed the way these creations of nature repay people that stop to enjoy them.
However the Lotus flower does not follow the same process. This is one flower that grows in mud on the bottom of shallow lakes, allowing everyone that passes it during the day to enjoy one of the greatest sights that can ever be seen on earth. On the other hand, when the moon starts showing its rays, this beautiful flower goes back into the mud from where it will rise again the next day.
This is nature’s way of showing us that there is a great struggle that we need to face in our daily lives. Just like the Lotus flower, at night we head back to our safety rooms, hiding from everyone else’s eyes, just to come back the following day, facing the great world on our own again.
That entire struggle to reach the surface is meant to allow people to enjoy one of nature’s perfect creations. As it was pointed out afore, many struggle with their beliefs and misconceptions just to find out later on that they hold great potential that was just waiting to come out into the light.
Ancient cultures have considered the Lotus flower as a powerful symbol. For instance, Egyptians thought that it was a symbol of the sun. Lots of Asian cultures considered this wonderful flower to be a symbol of purity and virtue for both humans and gods.
Just as humans struggle with their fears every day in order to achieve their ultimate potential, this is the same way a Lotus flower struggles every day to rise from its muddy soil in order to bask its petals into the sunlight. Struggles are endless, but the outcome is important.
All human life is a warfare – the Christian life more so. The struggle will not last
forever. Love will prevail over all affliction. By the atoning blood of the Perfect
Lamb, sin is pardoned to release God’s mercy in the glorious exercise of His
righteous justice. By Christ’s victory over sin and death, true believers receive
a double blessing. Like the humble lotus, may the Lord prepare our hearts by the teaching of His word and the convictions of His Spirit, that high and proud thoughts may be brought down, good desires planted, crooked and rugged tempers made straight and softened, and every hindrance removed, that we may be ready for His will on earth, and prepared for His heavenly kingdom.
The word of the Lord can do for us what all flesh cannot. The enemy of our soul is Satan, who is like an army coming against the true believers; but Messiah’s love is stronger, and will go forth and accomplish all that He purposes in whosoever receives Him.
Scientists are exploring the lotus’ water beading effect.
Pour water on a lotus leaf and the droplets bead up so strongly that they almost form little spheres. Tilt the leaf ever so slightly, and the droplets race off,
carrying dirt and dust with them. The leaves and flower petals are left completely clean and dry, as if they had never been touched.
The key to this remarkable property lies in the microscopic contours of the leaf’s surface.
Zoom in on a lotus leaf and you’ll see an undulating landscape of peaks and valleys, each roughly a thousandth of a millimeter across. Looking even closer reveals smaller protrusions, like fields of boulders covering the hills. These “boulders” are only about a millionth of a millimeter across — the width of about 10 atoms.
This rough surface means that a water droplet only touches about three percent of the leaf surface beneath it. Researchers say that “There’s an airpocket in the valley, so the water droplet doesn’t sink into the valley.”