I love this time of year when my reward for working so hard in my garden pays off. I will be posting a “Brighter Friday” from now on to the fall. I love flowers and the smell of fresh flowers in my home. They not only brighten my day but they are also a constant reminder of God’s beauty. Lilacs are some of the first flowers that bloom in my garden. They remind my that even though we have a lot of rainy days here in Oregon, sunny days are just around the corner. One can be hopeful…right?
Prayer in a Garden
Today the world seemed cruel, but evening hours
Were filled with perfume from forgotten flowers.
I saw again familiar filigree
Of moonlight through my lacy Lilac tree;
I heard the robins stirring in their nest;
And saw the path that fairy feet had pressed;
Reflected stars were in my garden pool;
On my warm face the breeze was kind and cool.
The silence seemed to speak, my head was bowed,
Then ramblers that had grown into a cloud
Lifted my eyes that, tear-washed, now could see
The beauty that today was lost to me.
Dear God, who is so near to flowers, and birds,
Be nearer still, as I shall search for words
To thank Thee for the blessings night revealed,
Which through the day discouragement concealed.
-Eva Sparks Taylor
Wishing you a Brighter Friday!