Sunday, March 02, 2008

Encouraging Daffodils

The presence of daffodils always gives encouragement that spring is on its way. Ever since the beginning of February, these beautiful flowers have been cheerfully blooming in clumps around our property. The weather really fluctuates - so cold one day, and feeling almost like summer the next; on the colder days, sometimes the daffodils disappear, or they droop to the ground after a hard rain. However, they always come back, persevering and spreading little bits of sunshine.
"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD."
~ Psalm 31:24

"But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, 'You are my God.' "
~ Psalm 31:14

"I wait for You, O LORD; You will answer, O LORD my God."
~ Psalm 38:15

"To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in You I trust, O my God."
~ Psalm 25:1-2a

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

8 comments:

Maria Pauline said...

Why does everyone have daffodils except Minnesota?

Oh well, the crocuses will bloom soon, then the lilacs and peonies in late May and maybe a handful of violets and the irises. I guess we have flowers after all. I like dandelions.

Maria

Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures! I love daffodils so much, but there are no flowers in Idaho just yet. Though I am excited that the "time of flowers" is near.

In Christ,

Ella said...

The forth daffodil down is beautiful! Like Rachel said, Idaho is yet to show its share of God's creation, but the promise of it to come is wonderful!

Miriam Rebekah said...

Beautiful! The picture before the last is just gorgeous! What a wonderful reminder of God's handiwork.
Thank you for the encouraging scriptures, as well.

Miriam Rebekah

Jody said...

So pretty. Daffodils are such "happy" flowers. I can't wait for spring to be here! Thanks for sharing.

Follow In His Steps said...

Beautiful photos! My, it makes me eager for spring. :)

Thank you for sharing and for including the encouraging Scriptures. It was a blessing to me!

Sarah

Kim said...

What *lovely* pictures! I enjoyed this post!

Geri said...

What beautiful pictures! Unfortunately it was snowing like crazy today, so I'm afraid it will be April, most likely May, when we get our crocuses and May-June for daffodils! I can't wait though and your wonderful pics give me hope!!