Biblical meaning of a sunflower
It was customary for Dutch religious to have pictures and books with symbolic drawings that referred to passages from the Bible. The sunflower symbology was well known. A flower that as the day progresses is always looking for the direction of the sun, in order to fully absorb its rays. What better symbolism of the ideal of the Christian life!.
Have you ever noticed how this plant turns its huge flower towards the sun? The “sunflower” thus gives us a teaching. The sun is a source of light and heat. We need the light to live, to conduct ourselves and to make good decisions. To be happy and be safe in a difficult world we need warmth.
Where to go in order to have the answer to our needs? Towards God Himself, through faith. Indeed, God wants to give light and warmth to each one, but this is only possible if we turn to him through his Son Jesus Christ. Yes, Jesus came, ” light of the world ” ( John 8:12 ) for all peoples, light sent by God, made of that radiance that is grace and truth. Upon receiving it in the depths of our being, it transmits the life of God to us so that we can enjoy a new relationship with our Creator.
Jesus said: “ I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life ”( John 8:12 ). In order not to have to go to eternal darkness, far from God, let us turn to Jesus.
And we believers, if we follow Jesus, will walk in his light and be witnesses of it. The Bible says: ” The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, justice and truth ” ( Ephesians 5: 9 ). Just as sunflower flowers produce oil, the believer who sets his sights on God shows his characters of goodness, righteousness and truth.