Look ya’ll, it’s blooming!
Right in the dead of winter. It’s a type “Wandering Jew”.
I didn’t even know it could bloom- first time ever! It’s a beaut!
When I saw it this morning I felt like I heard a little whisper in my ear. “See even in the hard places I can bring forth a blossom!”
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom…Isaiah 35:1
Thank you Lord for reminding me today of your love through a simple houseplant I’ve been caring for. (Sometimes it gets water, sometimes it doesn’t- it’s a wonder it survived, poor thing- maybe I need to call it “Wonder It Survives.” (There’s a Blog for you Angie!!)
The Lord is so good! In the same chapter of Isaiah, it reads: Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you……verse 6 says ….for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
Ooooh I’m getting excited! – when I need water the Lord is there with water!
Some time ago I found a little saying by Barbara Johnson that said, “Every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there.” Sistas, we are coming up out of the dirt. I have to tell you the rest of this chapter in Isaiah just gets better. Listen to this: verse 9 says: No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: verse 10 says: And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
We can shout now! That’s good! I’ve been in some dirt lately, but I’m coming up walking and singing!!! (By faith now sisters)
If you hadn’t read Wanda’s blog yet scroll on down it will touch you very deeply. It’s about waiting on the Lord, and sometimes we’re in the dirt waiting… Wanda can tell you what to do through the message from her heart. Thanks Wanda, I truly needed that!
Ya’ll come back now, ya here ( they say that on the Beverly Hillbillies, Wanda, just had to say it again – I like saying it okay?) I’m working on a novel -blog (so my husband calls it) coming up about “Misunderstood Women.” C U soon!
Below is another houseplant blooming, I call it “Mixed up Cactus” it’s really a Christmas Cactus, but the crazy thing didn’t start blooming till January and I already took all my Christmas stuff down- oh well, it’s pretty! Anyway, I needed the blooms more now, I guess. Thank you again, Lord!
Keeping the Faith,
The Sisters – Aimee