Flowers are insignificant in comparison to many other things, but I value them.
As we were preparing to leave our home in the suburbs, I cut a small piece of the rose bush in the front yard.
It had been a blessing to me from the first day we arrived.
Both summers we lived there it was gorgeous.
I had enjoyed caring for it and wanted to take a piece with me.
The cutting grew well, and I was excited to see it put on leaves.
When the weather warmed up, it put on a bloom!
I’ve never seen this happen before, although I’ve grown several cuttings in the past.
I’m so thankful for this tiny blessing.
As I was thanking the Lord for His answer to my heart’s desire about the rose, I was reminded it’s not the first time He’s done this.
Right before we moved to the suburbs, I was wanting to take a tiny seedling I’d found from our tree in the front yard.
It had beautiful yellow flowers every spring and I loved it.
My daughter was trying to dig out the seedling and accidentally cut the tap root.
I thought for sure it wouldn’t come back to life, but she potted it and we moved it to our new home.
That winter I looked at it often, but didn’t hold much expectation that I would see it come back from dormancy.
To my surprise it did and out grew the pot.
The following fall I repotted it and by the time we moved here, it had out grown it’s pot again, so Handsome planted it.
This spring was the first time it has ever bloomed!
Both these plants are cherished, because they speak of God’s grace.
If He blesses me in these small things I can certainly trust Him with big things.
Even if something were to happen to both the rose and the tree which would kill them, I still have the memory of the little things God has done.
Personally, I find such encouragement in little insignificant things which point to things of value.
God is good.
Psalm 143:10 KJV — Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
God is faithful.
1 Corinthians 1:9 KJV — God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
God is great and His works are awesome.
Psalm 86:10 KJV — For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
Nothing is insignificant if God is working through it.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your love and compassion. Thank You for the flowers, the trees, and so many beautiful things all around us, all pointing to Yourself, the Creator of all. Lord Jesus, I thank You for giving me daily reminders of Your goodness, Your grace, and Your truth. Lord, please continue to guide and direct me, that my life may bring glory to Your name. Please help me to serve You with joy, wisdom, and discernment, not walking in my own ways or my own ideas, but truly guided by Your Holy Spirit and Your Word. Lord, thank You for another day. Lord, I want to honor You with my actions, my words, and my life, please help me to do so this day. I love You, Jesus. Amen.