Timelines and deadlines are not God given, but oh how they have been ruling my life over the past few months. They have left me utterly exhausted, stressed, discouraged, anxious - you name it, I'll claim it!
Then, this beautiful bloom caught my eye this morning and my heart overflowed with joy. No, not just because it's mighty pretty, but because it was a huge reminder I need - that all things are on His perfect timeline.
See, this sweet little pretty is a bloom of a Christmas cactus - a plant that was given to my parents the day I was born some 36 years ago. Stay with me here... This is a clipping from MY actual birthday plant and I have had it for nearly 20 years ... And until now it has NEVER bloomed. The main plant given to my parents always blooms around my birthday in NOVEMBER. But here it is, January and the most perfect flower bloomed today in its own time.
And ya see that up in the corner - it's a bud. It's a promise of more splendor yet to come. Thank you Lord for reminding me of your perfect timing and your promise of what's to come!