Monday, April 5, 2010
Usually daisies grow about knee high and gently sway in the breeze. These, however, were blooming quite low to the ground. Why? Apparently this species of daily adapted to what it had to do to survive and multiply.
How does this apply to our lives? Let's think . . . .
Do we find ourselves in situations in which we must bloom low? Are we taking care of a child or elderly parent who requires constant care - so constant that we must bloom low just to survive it? Or perhaps it is a job which requires long hours and much energy and we find that we must bloom low to get through the busy times. Or it may be just life in general right now which brings us 'low' - we find we are no beauty swaying gently in the breeze but a little wildflower with a tenacious hold, close to the ground - but still in bloom.
Yes, we have been told for years to - Bloom where you are planted. Good advice, and sometimes we must bloom low.
How are you doing with this blooming thing - do you only bloom when the sun shines nicely on your face or can you bloom when you feel that you have been mowed down again and again, unable to change the place where you dwell at present?
Can you say:
Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord. For His sake, I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ. 3:8
We can be confident and also say:
And I am sure that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
May we take stock of where we are at this season of our lives - are we popped up with blooms ablaze to the or are we, at this particular time, to bloom low.