The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
I adore fresh-cut flowers! Their colorful blooms and fragrant aroma can transform an ordinary room into an extraordinary one. Bringing a sampling of God's creation indoors always reminds me of the miraculous and beautiful world He has given to us.
My husband, Danny, knows that on Valentine's Day, I could care less about the box of chocolate, the expensive perfume, or the exquisite jewelry. Just bring me a bouquet of flowers, and I'm than much closer to heaven. And, that much more in love with him!
This year, it's red roses with baby's breath and a sprig or two of greenery.
The rose buds are already loosening, a good indication that they will eventually bloom to their full capacity. And, wow! Do they ever!
And, the fragrance filling the air? Intoxicating!
I want them to last this way, look this way, forever.
But, I know that isn't possible. In fact, probably by the time you are reading this, their resplendence will have faded. Petals wilting, falling one by one onto the table they once made glad. And, I will dutifully, yet ruefully, trot their faded beauty out to the compost pile where they will wither away and be no more.
But, I take comfort in knowing that I reveled in their presence while they were fresh and vibrant. Their fleeting days remind me to savor every precious moment I am given. To relish the sacredness surrounding me.
And, to thank God for His marvelous creation and for His Word which endures forever.
What things or people in your life make you feel closer to heaven?
Will you pray with me?
The incredible beauty of Your creation, Father, takes our breath away. May we always take care of it as the good stewards You intended us to be. Let us enjoy and rejoice in all the moments You give to us. Amen.