Somewhere between the impenetrable wall in your present circumstance, and the garbage you kick to the curb… somewhere between is a flower that blooms. In the hard places, the dark spaces, the desert traces, petals open to reveal a bright blossom. You hadn’t noticed it before, but now it’s there. And the floweret is lit up by the assured swathe of sunshine soaking an unlikely, tucked away band.
Like a love note from Abba Father, in the hidden places of his intimacy, it’s a flower that says, “I will cause a flower to bloom in the desert.”
To give you a remembrance of hope, a reminder of his promise. It’s a flower that says, “Don’t give up; I’m still with you.”
Today is July 12, 2023, and this morning I heard the Holy Spirit say, “And then there were two…”
I wondered what this meant, and in what context. Curious, I asked him about it, and for a revelation regarding this. Then I heard the words again as I prepared for the day. When I stepped outside, I heard his voice a third time, distinctly, “And then there were two.” I glanced down and saw that there were now two flowers, a month later, between the impenetrable wall and the garbage kicked to the curb; two in a desert, so to speak.
Not only does he cause a flower to bloom in the desert, but his goodness, his blessing, his promise multiplies. He is mindful of us. What matters to us matters to him! His love never ceases.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”—Lamentations 3:22-23