Hope · Life

a reminder from flowers…

Flowers are a glory…
a reminder of His grace…
how beauty continues to spring up…
in the midst of a dark broken world…

I bought some last week…
a joy to behold…
a delight to inhale…

But today…
a little more than a week later…
I’m reminded of their fleeting nature…

Drooping blooms…
a sad sight to see…
and the aroma… turning to stink…

A verse comes to mind…
looking at the former glory…
beginning to fade…

As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
Psalm 103:15
Some of us may last longer than a week…
and even make a mark in the landscape of history lasting decades…
but for the most part… in the eternal scheme of things…
our lives flourish… and fade… like a flower…
God knows… how fragile… how fleeting… life is…
He lived it Himself…
Jesus the Word made flesh…
But His glory is everlasting…
in death He defeated death…
making a Way for all to live a life eternal…
the perishable… raised up… imperishable…
If only for this life we have hope in Christ,
we are to be pitied more than all men.
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead,
the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since death came through a man,
the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:19-22
Reminded today…
in Him I have hope…
so much more than a flower…

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