Dashing out to the store to purchase groceries, I remembered that someone had mentioned we needed flowers for a church program tonight.
Since Trader Joe’s flowers are fairly inexpensive, I picked up, what I thought, was a pretty bouquet. “This will do” my brain reasoned.
When I arrived home, I picked out a vase, snipped the bottoms of the gerbils (flowers) to keep them fresh, added water to the vase then plopped the gerbils in the vase.
Before leaving the house in the evening, I wrapped the flower arrangement in a plastic bag to protect it from the cold air.
Arriving at church, I removed the plastic bag and set the vase on the entry table.
Blah, I thought to myself. They don’t look good at all. Yet I received compliments on the arrangement ~ who would’ve thought?
Since the program was for only one night this week, I brought them home and set them on the table. Droopy, I thought. Why did I pick this arrangement?
I pretty much ignored the flowers until Saturday morning when I sat down to breakfast and looked up at them as they were centered on the table.
Wow! I thought. These are beautiful!
The bold pink gerbils with hints of yellow in the center bathed my brain with delight.
The white gerbils were just as beautiful with transient pinks in the middle.
In my busyness, had I failed to see the beauty of these gerbils?
Sometimes that’s how life is though ~ you go through life running from one errand to another without noticing the blessings right in front of you.
Then, BAM! God sends a blessing that you just can’t ignore.
That’s why I call Him my Friend ~ He’s always making sure I don’t miss out on what He’s sending my way.