These are miner’s lettuce. They grow wild along many of the hiking trails we go to, specially in wide open fields. They add a dainty white delicacy to a scenery of wild flowers abloom in springtime. They are also a delicacy as a salad, introduced to us by Chef Camille.
I often wonder, were these plants created so men have some pleasant eye-candies to enjoy and something palatable to put on their tables? Or seeing how beautiful they were, men discovered they were also tasteful to the palate? But do those questions really matter? All that matters is that they exist. They are. There is a reason for them to be there. Otherwise, they won’t be there.
I am. There must be a reason why I am here. Like the miner’s lettuce, I have everything I need to be and to exist. That is the basic law of nature. For everything that exists, there must be a reason; there must be a cause.
And while praying this morning, I realized that I have no reason nor cause to ask anything from God. Because I am here, I have everything I need. Because I am, everything and anything is possible. If I am not, then nothing is possible. If I have everything I need, then why do I still pray for what I think or feel I need?
The only real and right thing to ask for in prayer is for me to discover why I am here. What is the reason why I exist? What is the purpose why I have been given my life? This realization really got me thinking.