Through Adversity – GOLDEN WATTLE

Good Morning!

       A new week thoughts to ponder.

20171112_150535 - CopyThis weekend the nations of the world stop to remember the fallen soldiers in many past and present conflicts.   We marvel at the stories of courage and often too, learn of incredible courage.  We have remembered here with gratitude.

This spring in Australia has been particularly harsh – extreme heat , blazing sunshine then in quick change of mood, storms and downpours of torrential rain.   Many places have had bushfires and floods almost one behind the other.   Summer does not officially start until December but today is again quite chilly.

    The flowering of the golden wattle in some isolated patches of our land and even in some surprising places along some roads has made me gasp.    This golden native wattle only thrives in and after adversity.    It propagates best after bushfire.  But this year the extreme heat, sudden cold and then lots and lots of rain and now……..See the Glory.  On our property the wattle has appeared sharing the harshest of ground and surrounded by large trees which drain  water supply. I remember some bushes in past years but this year patches have appeared  unexpectedly in several places  and are thriving.

This makes me strongly mindful of the truth of passionate Christian experiences…………Sometimes through the fires of personal adversity comes the most beautiful birth of what before was just a glimmer of the Glory of God in a believers life.

May you all find this week ahead moments to take your breath away…..and a thought to think as you go……… A yellow wattle is a beautiful thing but the golden wattle is a treasured blessing when the surroundings are harsh.   May the LIGHT you shine in the world be more than just a little light of love but a blazing LIGHT of HOPE in a world that needs to see a better future.

Blessings and Grace!

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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4 Responses to Through Adversity – GOLDEN WATTLE

  1. rlseaton says:

    It is beautiful, and your words so true. I lived in Melbourne 3 years in the 1980’s, and your post brought a lovely trip down memory lane. Thank you!

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  2. oneta hayes says:

    “… where sin…grace did much more abound” Romans 5:20 A little light shines brighter in the darkness. I guess that is the principle of the Golden Wattle. I’ve never heard of it; it is indeed beautiful.

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  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Thank you Faye for the beautiful message of hope and possibility!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lorigreer says:

    A beautiful, uplifting message. Thank you!!


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