My roses were just beautiful first thing in the morning.  The nights have been cooler, we’ve had lots of magnificent cloudy skies, I’ve been doing my best to combat the caterpillars… so this fresh outpouring of rose buds was all set to make a splendid appearance.

And this morning when I went outside with my morning coffee, the bouquets covering the bushes couldn’t have been lovelier.

But alas, the weekend brought with it a terrible heat wave.  Those roses were getting used to kinder temperatures… lulled into the sweet security that summer was going to tip toe out.  They just weren’t ready for the relentless 105 degree blow torch wind that blew all day. This evening the beauties were just fried, and it made me sad.

There are days when we all feel their pain.  Days when we start the morning thinking we have the tiger by the tail, but by sundown it seems the tiger has us.

One step forward and two steps back.  There have been many days that have felt that way this year.  Nothing major.  Just aches and pains, delays on the job, disappointments.  You try to start fresh and the hot wind knocks you down.

If you’re right there with me, remember this.  We know for certain that cooler days are coming.  Those roses will flourish.  And so shall we.

Psalm 40:11 – You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me;  Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.


One Response to “Flourish”

  1. Kim says:

    Excellent thoughts!

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