The coneflowers keep coming back and are beautiful year after year – “in manifold witness”.
Great is Thy Faithfulness:
“Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.”
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:21-24 ESV
Zinnia in the Carport
Great is Thy Faithfulness – “Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow”
Here’s another “bloom where you’re planted” example. Or a “keep trying with all your strength and break through!” The Zinnia sprouted in the crack in the concrete between the carport and the ramp. It did find a spot that allowed us to miss it when going in and out.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Psalms 28:7 ESV
Container on Steps
Great is Thy Faithfulness – “There is no shadow of turning with Thee”
Today’s post doesn’t have many blooms either, but you shoulda’ seen it when the geranium was full and there were a million bells. Perhaps we could copy and paste the blooms that are there and cover it up?
Sharon worked at the flower shop for a prom (she’s the corsage wizard) and took two of these as payment. We had this one on the steps in an alcove, so it didn’t have too much blazing sun exposure and flourished as you see. The other one did get sunburned and ended up about half this size, but it was also beautiful.
Thanks to Sharon for her work and gift – and thank the Lord for more than I can say about that.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17 ESV
Dogwood, Cardinal and Springtime
Some of our Winter days were more like Spring than the days since Spring began last week – it’s been wet and a bit cool (though,nowhere near as cold as some of you were). But, there are definitely signs of the change in seasons – with trees and azaleas blooming everywhere. God’s faithfulness continues (Great is Thy Faithfulness!).
Sharon pointed this shot out to me – the dogwood blooms, bird feeder, fence and pump house. “And wouldn’t it be great to get a cardinal in it!”. So, when I went outside to take the shot, the cardinal and the Lord blessed it.
It made me think of how the Lord blesses us even when we’re not expecting it. All the little (and big) surprises He gives us if we just pay attention. What a wonderful God we have!
“O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalms 117 KJV