Labor Day 2012...
Hot, humid, and I was working at the table in the air conditioning...lots of computer work today. I looked out the sliding glass doors viewing the deck. The sunflowers that were blazing just a week or so ago, now had their heads bowed as their golden petals withered in the waning summer on its last holiday.
Rather than mourn my loss, I looked for God's gifts...the mercies we fail to see when we are forced to face change. And with my camera and my 300mm zoom, I saw. I saw and captured His faithfulness. My heart repeated Jesus' words in Matthew 6:26 once again, "Look at the birds..." (If you have read earlier posts, you know that birds hold a special place with me...)
These winged marvels reminded me of God's provision and care...how His timing is always perfect (never early/never late)...and how He makes all things beautiful in His time.
These sunflowers were not purposefully planted...they were volunteers from bird feeders filled until early summer. God wastes nothing. And uses all for our good.
I finished up my coursework on the computer...but most of the day I was mesmerized by the gift of the Goldfinches that God sent my way.