Saturday, July 01, 2006

A Picture's Worth...


What this photo says:

No matter where you are planted, you can bloom...sometimes in the midst of an amazing amount of adversity. That despite all the odds, you can persevere.


What this photo doesn't tell you:

This bulb was dormant for 10 years, having missed being uprooted with the rest of the bulbs when the garden was pulled out for a new trailer to be put in. Ten years of waiting for the soil to erode and be thin enough for it to poke it's head out once again into the sunlight.

And the adversity due to man's neglect. If man had paid more attention to this plant, and the weeds removed, how much more beautiful could this flower have been? Less raged looking?

How much more beautiful is the tattered flower because of the adversity it had to endure though?

And on the flip side...without man's neglect, the daffodil would never have been able to bloom because other flowers would have been planted on top of it.

So...does that mean that God can use even man's neglect to His purpose.

That which man meant for "evil"......

Just a thought.

9 comments:

Kat said...

For in all things God works for the good of those who love him and who are called according to His purpose. In ALL things! :-)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A wonderful post that carries a lot of thought. Mainly that beauty can flourish even in the darkest of areas.

Cliff said...

Hey, that could preach!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy 4th of July, Ciera!

Daydream believer said...

Where oh where has my CI-AR-A gone? Oh where oh where can she be?....

Hope all is well in your little corner of NEPA. Hope you didn't get flooded. Hugs to you...

Ciera said...

Thanks Kat.

Jean-Luc: Good point.

Cliff: I have been accused of preaching before :)

Jean-Luc: two comments!!! Thanks :) It was an ok day...I lit the grill and didn't burn the tree down!

Daydreamer: I would welcome a flood in my wilderness right now. I've been busy working...trying to keep up with my daily email to England...I don't think this little town flooded too badly. I feel those hugs.

Paige said...

Very good. Some ones been whispering to your heart.

M. C. Pearson said...

Beautiful thoughts Ciera.

Jules said...

Sometimes we plant seeds in people's lives but we don't see the growth. We think nothing beautiful or fruitful comes of it. Those seeds may remain dormant for years but in time they do produce something fruitful or beautiful. This was a good reminder to perservere. Thanks Ciera!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

I understand needing a break. Enjoy!