I don’t remember why, but I was in a hurry that day. It’s possible the temperature and humidity were on the rise, but a leisurely, quiet walk in the garden wasn’t on the agenda. Instead, I was determined that a fast, short trip was what I needed.
And I had a request to the Maker of Heaven and Earth – please Lord, not another yellow flower. Something different would be so much better. I wanted a little variety.
I thanked Him for the redbug picture – it is still one of my favorites.
Isn’t it cool? Talk about a bug on a mission!
And there was the fill my cup Lord blossom.
It had me singing that song for days.
I thought this one that sort of glistened in the golden hour of the day was the best of three, and that was enough.
When I glanced at another yellow blossom on my way to something better, it was empty. I wanted to move on, but for some reason, my eyes stayed put as a “wait a moment” feeling came over me.
My internal foot tapped.
Then, despite my hurry and demanding mood, God allowed me several beautiful moments with this blossom and this butterfly.
As I drew closer, the butterfly danced gently, collecting nectar from the yellow blossom. He or she stayed long.
Watching the delicate creature, a passage from the Bible came to mind.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1-3 ESV (Note: the pronouns in this passage = Jesus)
A hush fell over my hurried self.
Jesus made the yellow blossoms, all the butterflies, me, and our wildflower moments. Oh, the wonder of this truth: He made every single thing!
No longer in a hurry, I wandered back to the house the long way and thanked Him for yet another yellow blossom holding a butterfly in its lovely cupped petals.
Has God surprised you with a tender moment in a way you least expected or wanted? I’d love it if you’d leave your story in the comments.
Until Next Time,