Monday, March 7, 2011

Little Things

I remember hearing Jesus called the Lily of the Valley when I was a child.  I always pictured that flower as a large white lily, like an Easter lily.  It was a surprise to me to discover these flowers are such tiny, delicate beauties.  Even more surprising was how fragrant they are being so small and unassuming.
I love how God comes alongside us in so many small, ordinary ways, bringing His gifts of love, winning our trust and affection by caring about those little details of our lives.

Thanking Him for these small and treasured gifts:

266.   Watching a movie with my kids.
267.  Joey Jr. burritos at Moe's  
268.  Fragrance of spring blossoms on the evening breeze.
269.  Little books packed with deep truth.
270.  A quiet, restful weekend spent doing very little.
271.  Cup of coffee on the front patio, listening to the birds, feeling the morning sunshine.
272.  A clean kitchen floor
273.  Listening to my girl singing worship songs 
274.  Considerate words from a friend.
275.  A package in the mail.

"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD,
and to seek Him in His temple."
Psalm 27:4


Amy said...

What a great list:) I saw the photo of the lilies of the valley and had to come visit. They've always been my favorite flower. You're right, for the size they are quite fragrant. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Craig said...

I’m here from Ann’s today.
Day two of happily reading lists.

My favorite one from yours: 274. Considerate words from a friend. (we so need them – so not meant to go it alone – took me too long to learn that lesson)

And amen – he always comes in the little ways, in a flower, in a whisper – in a stable.
I’m glad I read you today. (◠‿◠)

God Bless and keep you and all of yours.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Such a great list!!! And your comments about the lily of the valley were wonderful. They are such small flowers, aren't they? One of my favorites, though. I always think of little bells! And I loved the verse you closed with. Can't ask for a greater desire in life than that!

Angela said...

Thank you, Amy, Craig & Cora. So nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by. :)