To Bloom Again

Iris with a water lilyWe’ve had the joy of grand children visiting this week, and Iris was especially DSCN3066taken with the sunshiny water lilies blooming around the edge of our lake,DSCN3067so we picked a couple and put them in a vase to adorn our tea room table. IMG_8971We all enjoyed their cheery presence, but many wildflowers only bloom for 1 day,IMG_8973so I wasn’t overly surprised or disappointed when I woke up the next morning IMG_9009and found that they had totally closed up. Not wanting Iris to find them and be disappointed, I threw them in the compost bin and went about making breakfast.IMG_8970However, to my great delight and surprise, I discovered not long after that they’d just been sleeping, and even in the dark amidst the garbage, they bloomed again!Waterlilies in VaseQuick as a wink I rescued them, washed them off carefully, and set them afloat again in the vase with some fresh water. Aren’t they lovely? Water liliesEvery life is precious…even those who’ve lost their bloom and been discarded.
Lord, please energize us to bloom and re-bloom, even when it’s dark and dank,
and may we be quick to help others who are caught in ugly messes.

“Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted” (Galatians 6:1, HSCB).

2 responses to “To Bloom Again

  1. Kathy, this is lovely! So wise. And the flowers are out of this world. So glad that Iris liked them.

  2. Thank you, Sarah!

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