Friday, March 26, 2010

The Daffodil

My Dear Friend called today and shared a beautiful analogy. She has driven by a certain house for years and every Spring, there would be tons of daffodils blooming in its yard. This year, however, there had been a lot of construction and rearranging in its yard. So today, there was only one, tiny , struggling daffodil poking out of the ground. She said she felt like it was her life, adversity and hard times and yet God helped her to bloom, however small and struggling, she pushed through that soil. I don't think she even realizes how true that is about her. How true it is or can be about so many of us, struggling with sickness and sorrow, loss, rejection, pain, depression, difficult circumstances or relationships. I've been thinking a lot about flowers lately, it being Spring and all. Yesterday, I was having one of those very hard days and I read a quote I liked: No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will spring up in the middle of nowhere.-Sheryl Crow. It gave me Hope again and reminded me of a song that I love; "Hope, like a flower will push through the smallest crack in your broken heart...God loves you, and He wants you to know, He's with you, He will never let you go..." Dear Friend, you are stunningly beautiful, inside and out, especially when your little daffodil face is pushing up through that hard soil and you lift it to the Savior and His Light is reflecting off of you, spilling onto your little ones and those blessed enough to be around you... God gave me a beautiful picture many years ago: Its when the leaves of an herb are crushed that you can smell its fragance the strongest... Friend and friends, keep on pushing up towards the Light and let the water of His Love and Word nourish your hurting heart and souls...Bloom where you are planted...
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2 comments:

  1. A strugling daffodilMarch 26, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    You were listening...thank you..

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  2. you are an amazing writer---keep it up,

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