Friday, March 30, 2012

Lasting Beauty

I love spring, and one of the things I love is seeing all the daffodils blooming in the middle of nowhere. They were planted generations ago by ladies who loved beauty, and those flowers are still there, blooming every spring, long after the women are gone.

The ladies who planted those daffodils all those years ago still have an impact on the world. They're still making this a beautiful place to live, even though they're no longer here to enjoy it or even nurture it. That's what I want for my life. I want to leave lasting beauty for those coming after me. How do I do that? By planting flower bulbs? I could. But it only takes one pass of a tractor or bulldozer to put an end to their beauty.

Those daffodils remind me that I need to be planting seeds for eternity. Seeds that can grow, bloom and multiply long after I'm gone. Those are blooms that will last forever, not just for a season.

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“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” ~Matthew 6:19-21 (NASB)

2 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!
    Hugs all around.
    =]

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful challenge! And I love spring, too! When I went to the CWG writers conference this past Feb, one of the speakers asked a question that really challenged me: How do people feel when they are around you? I may be misquoting, but the jest was, are we others focused, and in that, are we focused on building up, encouraging, equipping. Or, as your post suggests, planting eternal flowers. Love that!

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