Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gifts Outside My Window

A florist’s van drove up, parked just down from my window, and a man emerged carrying a long pink box tied with a big red bow. Now, every girl knows what that means – someone is getting flowers!

I love flowers with their delicate beauty and soft fragrance. In springtime and summer, especially after it rains, you can see so many blossoms touch color to the land. Some of my favorites are the cactus blossoms. I never cease to be amazed that a prickly, threatening cactus – a plant indigenous to an arid, sandy desert – can produce such lovely flowers!

Jesus has been likened to the Rose of Sharon. Sharon is actually a plain along the Mediterranean coast and known for its beautiful foliage. I imagine flowers there are pleasing and beautiful, but I’m sure not near as pleasing and beautiful as my Lord. From cactus blossoms to fields of wildflowers to The Rose of Sharon – how I love flowers!

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy .... They will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 35:1,2

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