Sunday, September 25, 2022

Roots Take Hold

 


Consider how the wild flowers grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. ~Luke 12:27

I spring forth unexpected

A wanton, lowly weed

Adorned in yellow

Not the color of cowardice

But of sunny survival

I bloom where I'm planted

And thrive against odds

For I'm content to call home

Wherever God intends 

For my roots to take hold

And when I go to seed

I am grateful still.

Amen!

41 comments:

  1. That Bible quote has such meaning for all of us - if we listened!

    Great poetry, Martha.

    God bless always.

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    1. Thanks so much, Victor! Yes, we'd all do well to read our Bibles and let God's Word wash over us.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. I like the Scripture. I like the poem. I don't like dandelions, but I dislike moles ever more. :) Have a great day Martha.

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    1. I hear you, Bill! I know that for lots of folks, dandelions are the curse of a manicured lawn. Since we have moss, not grass, I can afford to love the dandelion. :)
      Glad you liked the poem.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. We can learn a lot from the garden (and from the first Gardener). Good poem, Martha.

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    1. Amen, Glynn, yes, we can, and we should. Glad the poem spoke to you!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Always enjoy your musings and thoughts my friend. To see God in all of it, the weeds and the wildflowers, is to look with spiritual eyes my friend. Am so glad you do that, and share it with us.

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    1. Thank you so much, J. D., for your kind and thoughtful words here. God is everywhere we look, if only we have eyes to see.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Beautifully phrased. You have a real gift for expression. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Barbara. I'm truly touched.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. A lovely poem, Martha! God has graced you with such a talent!! xo

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    1. And I thank God every day for the gift of writing, Terri, that's for sure!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. I love dandelions, actually. Such a neat pairing: "Sunny survival"!

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    1. I've always loved them, Myra, weed or no! This one was sprouting at the cabin we visited last June. I'm glad, too, that you enjoyed the word pairing. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  8. I like dandelions too, even if they do blemish the yard. Now I'll appreciate them more, Martha, with the lessons you've drawn from their life cycle! You've made me want to pray, "Lord, make me like a dandelion!"

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    1. Oh, Nancy, your words absolutely warmed my heart! It's always my hope and prayer that my blogs would touch others in a meaningful way, and it seems that this one did just that for you.
      "Lord, make me a dandelion!"
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Lovely poem!
    Yes, may we take root with God's intention...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the poem, Mariette! Yes, may our roots grow deeply into God's will for our lives.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Olá Martha
    Lindo poema, obrigada pelas felicitações no meu blog, amei, bjs.

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    1. I'm so glad I could congratulate you, Lucinalva; I really enjoy reading your blog, my friend!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Ah, I love God's special garden flowers. Others may call them weeds, but I know they are God's favorites because He brings them back year after year without us having to do a thing to keep them going. To me they are the best!! Pure and simple and strong. Thank you for this. I loved it.

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    1. Amen, Pam! I'm definitely with you on this. The wild and random flowers are the best and brightest, and God gives them to us for free.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marja! I do appreciate your kind words so much.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Beautiful, Martha. Love these lines, "I bloom where I'm plantedAnd thrive against odds" God bless!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen, for your kind words, and for sharing a verse that spoke to your heart.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. To bloom where we're planted is a glory to God.

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  15. Boa tarde minha querida amiga Martha. Texto bíblico maravilhoso minha querida amiga.

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  16. Thanks so much, Luiz!
    Love and blessings!

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  17. I love the comments about blooming where we're planted, Martha. Another thought that goes with it in my mind is that we don't have the option to change species. Dandelions can't decide one day that they'd rather be lilies and just change what God created them to be. We are an extension of our Creator's purpose in the place where He wanted us to be and with the gifts He included when He put us together in our mother's womb. Your insights and the way you express them are always inspirational, my friend. Thank you for blooming where God planted you and for displaying the bright colors He adorned you with.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ron, for your kind and complimentary words here. I hadn't thought about the concept before that we just can't opt out of our God-given species/gifts because we decide to do things differently. It isn't, and has never been, up to us. We are born to fill the niche meant only for us, and we should spend our lives discovering our gifts and fulfilling God's will for us.
      He created a natural order in this world, and it so disturbs me to see how some humans are bucking against it in such sinister and disturbing ways.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Boa noite minha querida amiga e irmã Martha. Desejo um excelente mês de outubro com muita paz e saúde para você e sua família.

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  19. I bloom where I planted. This is very thoughtful,though we often forget.

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    1. We do tend to forget that God intends to grow us just where we are.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. A beautiful poem, Martha!
    God certainly has blessed you with a gift of writing.

    Hugs and blessings, my dear friend 🌹

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  21. Thanks so much for your kind words, Veronica!
    Love and blessings!

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  22. Such a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Anne. Hope you have a great weekend, too.
      Love and blessings!

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