When the cosmos first come


 up with its dainty green leaves you would almost think you were in the tropics for its lush appearance.  But then it stretches out and all this wonderful greenery is decorated with the simple but bright colors of the cosmos to brighten their corners.  Sometimes they get so tall and top heavy you may want to support them.  Their seeds are very prolific.  Their colors are the soft colors from white and pink and shades of lavender but the smell kind of leaves you wondering.








 "As the children gathered the wild flowers growing so abundantly around them, and crowded up to present to Him their little offerings, He received them gladly, smiled upon them, and expressed His joy at seeing so many varieties of flowers.   

     These children were His heritage. He knew that He had come to ransom them from the enemy by dying on the cross of Calvary. He spoke words to them that ever after they carried in their hearts. They were delighted to think that He appreciated their gifts and spoke so lovingly to them.   

     Christ watched children at their play, and often expressed His approval when they gained an innocent victory over something they were determined to do. He sang to children in sweet and blessed words. They knew that He loved them. He never frowned on them. He shared their childish joys and sorrows. Often He would gather flowers, and after pointing out their beauties to the children, would leave them with them as a gift. He had made the flowers, and He delighted to point out their beauties.   

     It has been said that Jesus never smiled. This is not correct. A child in its innocence and purity called forth from His lips a joyous song."  

2SAT 191