Friday, 16 February 2007

100_2858 solo gerber daisy

Don't you just love gerber daisies?  I think
they are very friendly flowers. 

My hubby brought these home on Valentine's Day.  I love that
they have to have little plastic sheaths for their slender stems to hold
up those beautiful huge blossoms.  It seems so self-sacrificing of them
to blossom so beautifully.  Hmmm…

Are there times you feel if you don't take a few moments just
to drink in something beautiful your heart will just wither and dry up? 

God's creation holds so
many beauties for us.  I am guilty of not taking enough time to stop and
notice.  It's as if all at once I realize I'm starving for beauty.

I want to pay attention.  I don't want to miss
the beauty.  I need the beauty.  It feeds my soul.

God's Word holds many beauties.

3: 19- 20

Behold, at that time I will undo all
that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that
was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where
they have been put to shame. 

At that
time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I
will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I
turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.

Isn't that
pretty?  Doesn't that just make your heart well up with gratitude for
the loveliness of it?

So many things He has given to make our lives
beautiful.  Let's make the time to stop and take them in, let them
linger awhile in the dark corners of our heart, until they begin to
light us up from the inside out. 

His beauty –
shining from us. 

 Hmmm…allowing His sheath of the Holy Spirit
to hold our stems straight while we sacrifice ourselves to show forth
His beauty in the blossoms of our life.

Friend, blossom
and shine for Him today!