Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wildflower worth

Good morning, dear Friends and Prayer Partners, this is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! After a few sprinkles this morning, the sun is now shining and it looks like a beautiful, warming up day! I have been turning on the A/C in the late afternoon, because the house gets stuffy even with some windows open. Summer is on its way!

I enjoyed an outdoor cookout with the Pryme Tymers from church yesterday. Colorful umbrellas were over the tables, giving welvome shade from the hot sun, but the breezes were cool and the food was good. Lots of good conversation, and good food. Life is good!

I drove to the park and watched the water rippling and saw a great blue heron patiently waiting for lunch to come along. All is peaceful but even though the park is very wet now, when the summer drought comes along, much trimming will have to be done to keep the fire danger down. Guess volunteers will have to do that. since paid help is scarce.

I also saw a large baby osprey on the nest between CVS and Publix yesterday. those giant birds build their nests on high platforms and then, gradually, all the sticks and stuff comes tumbling down until there is not much left, but the young ones still stay. God is good!

From Quiet Moments with God

Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are, and if God cares so wonderfully for flowers, won't he more surely care for you?
Luke 12:27-28 NLT

Each spring , wildflowers bloom in profusion at a place in Idaho called "Craters of the Moon." Nourished by snowmelt and occasional rains, the flowers spring up in the lava rock left by an eons-old volcano. It is a stunning sight to see the small, delicate wildflower blossoms bursting into life amid the huge, rugged boulders.

Sightseers can follow footpaths all through the lava rocks to discover the surprising spots that dusty maiden, dwarf monkey flower, and Indian paintbrush find to grow. the life span for the fragile flowers can be as brief as one day if the hot desert winds blow into the area.

When Jesus taught His followers, He often sat outside. Perhaps He sat among the spring wildflowers when He pointed at the lilies, encouraging the worriers not to be blinded to the fact that God takes care of all His creation, even a short-lived wildflower. If He takes care of them, He certainly will care for us.

How do we avoid worry? By increasing our faith in our God who loves us. By starting each day focusing on Him instead of our fears and remembering His loving care, even for the brief life of a wildflower.

All I could never be,
All men ignored in me-
this I was worth to God.
Robert Browning

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,