A flower without water is still beautiful, but only for a while…because when you take its prime source of sustenance, it’s water, it cannot survive. It thirsts, but there is nothing there for it.
The petals hold their vibrant color as long as they can, but soon enough, the color begins to fade, the petals shrivel and fall, and what’s left is the stem. A dried out, brittle, broken stem. This stem has little strength. It cannot withhold the weight of outside forces, and often breaks under pressure. It no longer looks like a flower.
As Christians, we are like flowers. We are nourished by God’s Word and living a life in desire of His will, to bring forth His kingdom. However, there are days in which we do not receive the nourishment we need. And sometimes it’s more than a few days. It can be a few weeks, a few months, a few years.