An extra touch of love and care can make all the difference.
This bouquet was stunning when it was given to me more than a month ago.
Through the natural progression of heat and stress many blooms died as expected but some continued to be there in the middle of it all.
Yesterday. I once again changed the water but drastically cut back many of the stems and only replaced that which still showed faint signs of life. Some actually looked beyond restoration. It seemed hopeless there was so much death and little ‘life’ but for many I could not let them go. I washed their faces and repositioned them in the vase. A little pinch of sugar and a dash of vinegar and a vase near the window.
This morning it is possible to see clearly the vibrant life evident although around there is still signs of natural decay.
How true this is of our lives and our dealing with folks around us. Never give up the nurture, never give up the HOPE of restoration.
We, who believe in the Saviour have His Promise that in the midst of death there is always His Life. And, in His Life is the Promise of Eternity for all made in the image of God. All who will choose to follow the Great Shepherd.
A couple of thoughts for us to think about this mid-week.
Blessings and Peace.