What Is It?


As I pulled my car into the parking space and got out, I noticed some unusual flowers growing by the front entrance of the clinic.

My watery eyes, stuffy nose and sneezing had been the ugly culprits that had caused me to make the appointment.

Seeing these flowers was a bright way to begin the morning.

I walked over to them for a quick look–I didn’t want to be late signing in.

I think I even thought the words, “What are these flowers?” in my mind.

Beautiful and delicate, they were cream colored with just a touch of lavender on the edges of the petals.

When my appointment was over, I headed out to my car.

Getting my camera, I took several photographs of the flowers before leaving.

Of course, I know that I don’t know everything.

Still, seeing flowers that I didn’t recognize seemed a bit of a surprise.

The world is filled with the wonders of God’s creation, and there are so many things that He has made that we have not discovered yet.

The flowers at the clinic are probably quite common, but for some reason, I had never noticed them before.

God knew He had made them.

Today, He introduced me to them!

In the Old Testament, God provided manna in the desert for His people to eat.

It was new to them; in fact, it was completely new.

God had created it just for them:

When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?”
For they did not know what it was.
And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.”

–Exodus 16:15

All throughout our lives we will be introduced to the wonders of God.

The wonders of His faithfulness,

the wonders of His love,

and the wonders of His creation.


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2 comments on “What Is It?

  1. aussiebirder says:

    That’s a wonderful expectation we share as God’s children, how our Father delights in delighting us in new and beautiful signatures of His handiwork. We call them God’s gifts and every time we go out birding or just walking He gives us these special moments, and we know it together and smile at one another saying that’s His gift for us today. My dear kindred sister we are on the same page, thank you for sharing Myra. Often He loves to surprise us in the most unexpected places and ways, just as He did with your lovely flower.

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