God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Monday, July 24, 2006
Wasser - too much, too little, too late
A dear Dutch friend gave me a sunflower plant.
I brought it home in the backseat of my car. It sits on my balcony. She wanted to give me something that would be a reminder of our time together in Holland.
The sunflower found a home in a big blue flower pot I brought from home. My friend from Texas discovered the pot in my flat and set the plastic pot inside - it was a delightful match. The greens in the leaves and the yellow in the petals of the sunflower pop around the deep blue pot. I moved it tonight from my bedroom balkon to my essenzimmer balkon (dining room balcony) to add to the VanGogh theme that developed in this eating room.
It is hot in Germany right now. Sitting at the essentisch (eating table) I peer out at the stars dancing in the sky above the sunflowers.
I love sunflowers: blues, yellows, greens, reds, and especially black accents. God's design is so interesting. This sunflower that sits blinking at me from across the way doesn't last long without water. My friend discovered that and began watering it regularly - in fact REALLY regularly... so much so that it began to wilt from too much water. You see the blue pot doesn't have a hole in the bottom. It collects water and doesn't allow it to drain properly. It was great to find that the water needed to be dumped out - dumping allowed the plant to plump right back up and it was absolutely gorgeous the next day with several more flowers popping out!
Alas, I took my friend back to the airport today, worked on e-mails, practiced my German, made dinner, and contacted some co-workers and friends...
I opened my shutters this evening to find it wilted! It was wonderful last night - wilted this morning.
Spiritual conclusions I've been drawing from this scenario.
Guten Abend - just wanted to give you a wink and share a little of the fun! The sunflower plant received water only three hours ago and is once again smiling!
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Monday, July 24, 2006
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