How do you feel when someone sends you flowers?
Today started out in a very relaxed way.
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, this was a day off work for me.
No inconsiderate alarms to wake me from restful sleep.
No traffic to contend with.
No specific time to be anywhere.
Yes, it was good to just be calm and quiet.
Suddenly, once I got out of bed and showered, things began to change.
First, I realized that I had made an accounting mistake in my personal finances.
Secondly, after receiving an email, I was reminded that I had made a commitment to play the piano at a Thanksgiving service this evening. I was happy to be doing that, but I had forgotten all about it.
Uh, oh, again.
Thirdly, I got a text message from someone needing a ride to the service.
No problem, except I also realized that I had a doctor’s appointment an hour and a half prior to the service.
One of our sons asked me to take them to a mall.
I needed to visit a grocery store for some last minute shopping.
So…..how could I work all this out?
Though not overly stressed, life had gotten a bit complicated in the short span of about an hour.
After considering each item on the mental "this is what needs to happen today" list, I dropped my son off at the mall.
Leaving the parking lot, I noticed something wonderful.
Looking behind me in my rearview mirror, all was clear.
I backed my car up and pulled into a parking space by a large grassy median.
The area left green instead of paved, was filled with a blooming grass.
The white blossoms were everywhere!
I took a few moments to photograph them.
Unheralded beauty, quietly exclaiming God’s creative majesty in a mall parking lot.
Although they were there for anyone to enjoy, they were most certainly meant for me, in particular.
It’s difficult to explain in words, but somehow—in the midst of the hurry and stress—God rang my spiritual doorbell and said, "Flowers for you…."
Taking the time to just look at the dozens of blooms strewn in such an unlikely place added an element of joy and peace to my heart.
The day’s events?
Everything will work out just fine.
No need to worry.
God is in control.
And besides that…..He sent me flowers!
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
— Matthew 7:11