Beautiful Flowers!

I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful flower before in my life.  Now some might call it a weed or a wildflower but to me it is exquisite.  As Momma’s we have all received sweet little bouquets from our children, that melt our hearts.  This bouquet went even deeper.  I am a Momma to six, five of which are old enough to pick flowers so I have received many a flower in my days as a Momma.
So what makes these flower so wonderful??  I’ll tell you, a year ago I was still carrying Joel to the bathroom, to his wheel chair, and trying to come up with creative ways to get him to take a few steps.  The other day Joel went outside with his brothers and sisters, a few minutes later he came in with a grin from ear to ear and gave me a fist of blue flowers and told me, “I was thinking about you.”
For most Mom’s it would have been a sweet moment, and for me it was that and so much more.  Yes, it is a normal thing for a six year old boy to do, but for Joel it was huge.  The very fact that he didn’t face plant into the flowers when he bent over to pick the flowers is amazing.  Joel still struggles with balance and his gait is still wobbly, but he has come so far.
This is an exert from something I wrote last April,
Isaiah 40:28-31
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Interestingly that verse says, “those that wait for the Lord”, I am sure whole books could be written about what it means to wait for Him. In my simple words, my explanation is not meant as theology, just my experience. I am completely poured out, there is nothing left in me, so I wait on God in total dependence, and He meets me in this. Oh I may not feel like I am soaring like an eagle all of the time or even some of the time, but I have had glimpses of it. I feel that I am more than just surviving this. I am content to wait for Him, His timing is not the same as mine, but it is sufficient…   In this I am the one that has no might, yet by God’s grace I walk in strength. (and to him who has no might he increases strength)

WAITING, I have waited for Joel to do be able to do so many things and those flowers brought renewed hope of what lays ahead.  Some people when they pray expect immediate results and sometimes it happens like that and other times healing comes in stages and often not in the ways we would have picked.  Never think that if things are not immediate that God is not at work.  We are so used to hearing the stories of Christ healing instantly, yet how long had the lame man sat waiting.  

We continue to wait and it is our prayer that once again Joel will run and not grow weary.

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