Monday, May 27, 2024

Fragile Flower


 

The grass withers and flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. ~Isaiah 40:8

Fragile flower torn

From root, plucked too soon, yet

Knows eternal bliss

May we always trust

God's love amidst the chaos

Rest at peace with Him.


May we continue to pray for the victims of the recent outbreaks of horrific storms that have plagued the heartland of out nation, and know God is with us through it all. 

52 comments:

  1. My prayers are with them..god is always with us
    Fine Art and You

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    1. Thank you, Jyoti. God is definitely always with us.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. You have been on my mind, Martha Jane...been keeping you in prayer.

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Linda.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. We hunkered down in our basement late Sunday afternoon, listening to 60-70 mph winds and then 5-6 minutes of hail (pea-sized, fortunately). Sometimes you're reminded that God's love is what indeed matters in all the chaos.

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    1. Janet and you have been in my prayers, Glynn, and although I hate what you had to go through recently, knowing that God is with you is a comforting blanket of peace that goes beyond understanding. Stay safe!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Praying with you, Martha. Also praying for you and yours.

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana, for your continued prayers.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. I cross-stitched and framed that Scripture verse many years ago (the 1980's). It still hangs in our hallway as a reminder of God's greatness. 💙

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    1. That's amazing, Sparky! I never learned how to cross-stitch, but my beloved MIL was an expert at it, and we have several of her pieces adorning our walls.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Yes, Debby, prayer is the best thing we can do.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Beautiful, dear lady. Joining you in prayer and trusting His goodness.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mevely. May we all trust in God's goodness.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Amen to that, Jean.
    Love and blessings!

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  9. Nothing can measure the power of praying!

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    1. You are absolutely right about that, Duta.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Praise God for his faithfulness! He is always with us, supplying our needs of strength, comfort, hope, and more when circumstances go awry. Praying for those in need right now . . .

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    1. The more folks praying, the better, Nancy! God hears all His children's petitions.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Prayers lifted for all. Amen.

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  12. I am sorry to hear you have such crazy weather. I pray for restoration of seasons. We have had so much rain, I am thinking of building a boat (joke). We live below sea level, so it is not such a bad idea.

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    1. We certainly have had our share of bad weather this spring in the States, Marja. It always impresses me when I'm reminded that in the Netherlands, much of the land is below sea level. An impressive example of the ingenuity we have been given by God.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Amen. 💕🙏🏼 Love and blessings to you, Martha!

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  14. Oh so beautiful, Martha. I always love your poems and read through them more than once. Yes, "May we always trust God's love amidst the chaos" ! God bless dear!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words here, Karen. I always hope and pray when these thoughts come to me that others will be moved, too. All I want to do is have God use me for His honor and glory.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. A wonderful post, so many need our prayers

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    1. Yes, they do, Jo-Anne, so let's keep it up.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. Amen! Continuous prayer.

    Hugs and Blessings

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    1. Absolutely! Let's pray without ceasing.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Bom dia, Martha
    Lindo poema e versículo. Em oração pelas pessoas que estão sofrendo com as tempestades, que o Senhor conforte os corações, desejo um ótimo final de semana, um forte abraço.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucinalva, for you kind words and your prayers. May you have a wonderful weekend, too!
      Love and blessings!

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    2. Beautiful post, Martha.
      Your words offer such comfort and hope amidst these trying times.
      It’s a reminder that God's love and presence are our constant, even in the storm.
      Thank you for your uplifting message.
      Joining you and everyone here in prayer for all those affected.

      Love and blessings always!

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    3. Thanks so much, Veronica, for lifting your voice in prayer. There are so many suffering in this world, those who need to know God loves them and that they are on the hearts and minds of others.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Praying for the nation and her people, all people always.

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    1. Amen, Annie! The Lord knows that's what all of us need and need to express for others.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. thecontemplativecat here Right now, our nation is in desperate shape. Prayer is the only weapon that will make a difference.

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    1. You have it absolutely right, Susan.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. God bless you, sweet friend! I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading tonight. So nice to visit with you.

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    1. I'm so happy that you took time to visit with me, Cheryl.
      Love and blessings!

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  22. Prayer will bring comfort and peace to our souls, everyone needs it.

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  23. So enjoy your inspiring poetry Ms. Martha. Thank you ma'am.

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