Day 18: Snap Dragons
Earlier today, I finished painting my bargain-find chairs and recovered the seats. Now, my earlier Lenten goal of friends gathered around the table is in sight. I went to the store to buy the ingredients for the main course and dessert. As I was rounding the produce section, I passed the flowers. Ahhh, snap dragons. I love snap dragons, and what better way to finish off my new dining room with a mason jar full of the pretty pastel flowers.
Today I added beautiful flowers. They were not a necessity by any means. But it is in the nonessentials that the extravagance of God is seen. Oh, the depth of a God who creates unnecessary beauty! He goes above and beyond to create moments of artistry and loveliness for us. It reminds me of the beautiful poetry of His Word. It’s not crucial to the message, but communicates His character and lavish love.
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.”
Day 19: K-cups
I recently made a new friend and invited her and her four kids over to play this morning. She came bearing coffee…lots and lots of coffee. In her recent move, she was given a plethora of k-cups. She shared her wealth, unaware that coffee holds the key to my heart. 🙂
Today, I added boxes and boxes of k-cups and a new friend to Lent. I am so thankful to God for His provision and His timing.
The purpose of this season is to reflect and prepare for the death and resurrection of Jesus. What I am learning through adding to Lent, is that His death and life continues to add to my daily living. He is alive. By adding daily, or maybe I should say “by receiving daily”, I am witnessing His resurrection. He is alive…and finding ways to let me know it. By opening my eyes to His blessings and bounty, I witness Him being alive and active.
“This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead… Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”