Have you ever taken a walk only to notice that everything seems to be the same ... then one day, in the bushes you notice something quite different and beautiful.
There amongst the bushes is a little duck, full of life and activity. He's been there all along, it's just that you have never noticed him ... why is that? Herein lies the problem, lack of observation. Often we are so wrapped up in our own thoughts and problems in life that we don't take time to notice the marvelous things that God has put here for our enjoyment.
I used to love to walk along a dirt road or in the woods in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the wild roses that I would see occasionally. Thinking how beautiful and delicate they are, I often wished I could have them in my own yard to enjoy every day. This past summer, as I walked around the farm, I noticed an abundance of these beautiful roses that I have often cherished. What a blessing, now at long last I have some of these precious beauties in my own yard. To my delight, this Fall, I noticed that they produce wonderful, edible rose hips that are good for natural health and a great source of Vitamin C. What a blessing!
I encourage you to take a moment and go for a peaceful walk, savoring the moment, enjoying all that surrounds you. Thank the Lord for all his handiwork, and the majesty of His creation. Listen to the sounds and be observant. Perhaps there, you will find a rose hidden amongst the thorns. You are His perfect rose waiting to blossom. Enjoy this day, while it is present ... soon today will be gone and but a memory for the past. Today, I feel blessed!
"Thank You" God for this day!