I'm not sure if this is a Rose of Sharon but it's color against the brilliant
blue sky was dazzlling!
And this sweet little rose, bursting with color, grows forgotten and almost
unseen in front of an abandoned rundown house... it's beauty in stark
contrast to the harsh realities of the world around it.
And I thought... O Lord... that's how I want to be! Despite my circumstances
and the struggles I face, despite the loneliness and rejection I feel at times,
even in the midst of the darkness of this world... I want to blossom for You!
I long to be that flower in the garden of life that brings a smile to someone
else's heart... and maybe even makes them wonder what it is that makes me
able to thrive in the darkness. And then I can tell them all about You... the
Sonshine of my life and the Master Gardener of my heart!
And I pray this for you too!