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But a Flower

19 Sep

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I woke this morning to the sight of mist moving across the lake behind our house and roses. Yesterday was my mother’s birthday and my husband brought her home roses. She beamed with delight. I often consider how much we spend on flowers that die so quickly. Truly they are here and gone. They are like a vapor. A simple rose can leave a lasting impression of love in another’s heart and a simple vapor can help someone to breath.

The Bible says that man is but a flower, but a vapor. Jesus paid for us with his very life. And though we are here and gone, our lives can leave a lasting impression, and breathe life in a person’s heart.

Consider each person in your life. Hold them gently, and treasure them while you have them. They will not be here forever.

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6 responses to “But a Flower

  1. Janey Hudak

    September 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    God has blessed me with you and your wonderful insights. Jesus wore the thorns so we can smell the roses.

     
    • Charity

      September 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      🙂 Amen.

       
  2. rslavoie

    September 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Your blog is a refreshing flower to me, thank you for so faithfully sharing God’s love and wisdom with your readers 🙂

     
    • Charity

      September 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Aw- thank you so much!

       
  3. greenlightlady

    September 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Great advice! My Mom is coming (maybe) from out of town next week – so this is perfect timing. I want to, really, be present during the visit…
    ~ Wendy

     
    • Charity

      September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

      My father may also be coming to visit us in two weeks. 🙂 Times to take in and truly treasure.

       

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