See that gorgeous bloom right there? It’s called a Balloon flower, and boy, am I glad that they come up every year.
A real fascination with flowers has been growing in me. This year, I wanted to watch one of these beauties bloom.
The pictures don’t do it justice. These buds are such a deep purple, and their color gets more vibrant and intense the closer they are to blooming.
Early one morning, I ventured outside and crouched down to wait.
It took some time for the petals to open.
In other circumstances, impatience would have gotten the better of me, but on that particular morning, I was captivated.
I sat there with a silly grin on my face, completely delighted to witness the slow bloom of this flower. The petals were about halfway open when His whisper came: I am captivated by watching you grow.
It changed the whole moment.
I am captivated by watching you grow.
I was so entranced by this flower blooming, but my momentary delight is nothing compared to the steadfast joy God feels as He watches every one of His children become more fully who they’re meant to be in Christ.
Let this truth soak in.
You’re a wildflower, girl.
And you have a Father in Heaven Who is delighting – spilling over with JOY – to watch you bloom.
I’m praying that you feel so held and adored today.
And would you please pray for me? I have some exciting ideas for how 21:25 Books can grow, but I want to make sure I only follow where God leads. Thank you!
Until next time,