Surprised by Light

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Discovering this flower was a gift to me at a time when I really needed one. It was a sign to me that there is always hope; that God’s love can show up even in unexpected places.

A few years ago, my father-in-law was in assisted living in La Mesa, CA. We visited him as often as we could, even when we lived an hour away in the mountains. We were happy to fulfill what we considered our family obligation, but sometimes it could get tedious to be asked the same questions over and over. Even more tedious was the tendency to be treated as if we were college students or just getting started in our careers, even though we were old enough to be living there ourselves. The things that seemed tedious to us were actually expressions of love, and we knew that, even as we secretly rolled our eyes.

One day, as we were walking back to the car, this yellow lily popped out at me, with its brilliant reflection of sunlight. I am always moved by the sudden appearance of light piercing through a flower petal. It takes my breath away, and I must get out my camera. Now that Dad is no longer with us, this flower means even more to me. Maybe that’s why light-filled flowers continue to take my breath away.

“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!” Luke 12:27, 28.

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