Good Evening, God
This little water lily lives in a small pot on the porch of my neighbor next door. She was up and smiling yesterday. And she brought me much joy. My brother lives in Grass Valley on 20 acres filled with blackberry bushes. And he has a pond with water lilies in great abundance. Well, compared to the small pot of lilies next door.
But, it only takes ONE water lily to fill me with joy. One was enough. One beautiful water lily to be gazed at and appreciated . . . just for a moment before continuing our morning walk.
Small flowers — small moments to stop and sink into — these comprise a true bounty. I am beginning to understand, God, why You told the Israelites not to take a census. Not to count. We are not to put our trust in numbers — but in You.
And so I am off to bed — putting the World and all my worries in Your Hands.