The garden. A bursting of energy from perennials that have been saving, storing, for a time when the conditions are just right.
Facebook is alive with pictures of new growth.
My friend, Delores Liesner, made this statement:
The risk of dropping seeds into a wildflower garden from a package that says “hundreds of kinds” is I don’t know how to identify the plants. We have a corner filled with tall green leafy spikes which my husband insists is a weed. I think it’s a 5-7′ tall flower that hasn’t blossomed yet.
In the garden of friends, I see myself as a tenacious weed…roots deep, hardy, not especially breathtaking to look at…but nice enough. I drop seeds of encouragement, kindness & friendship. Some take hold, some don’t. If ignored, I will eventually leave, as there is nothing there to keep me….but it takes a lot (hence the tenacity). Sometimes the weeds are all that’s left after the ‘pretty’ flowers are gone.
Take a closer look at those weeds in your life.
Consider that God created them too; they have a purpose in His eyes.
How many of us have been exasperated by dandelions? Talk about a tenacious weed!
And they are everywhere!
And yet…what is the first gift a toddler gives his or her mother?
“I picked this for you!”
Who hasn’t watched a child’s joy in their experience of blowing a puffy seed head for the first time?
God provided a nutritious salad green in the dandelion leaves.
Don’t be too quick in getting rid of the weeds in your garden.
Due to physical limitations, my garden isn’t weeded as well as I would like it to be…but I found a sweet surprise nestled in a thick patch of weeds. There is a purple flower nestled within the greenery. I almost passed it by; I had to look twice.
Purple. The color of His royalty.
I don’t mind being a weed. It’s clear to me, that I was created ‘for such a time as this’. (Esther 4:14 NIV)
Life began in a Garden.
Where do you best bloom?