Not long ago, I posted a picture of my season-challenged Christmas cactus. It had bloomed at, when else, Christmas, but for some reason a few weeks ago began producing buds again! Just in time for…Lent?!
As sometimes happens with plants, you never know quite what is going to happen. I thought, perhaps, the buds might not open, but still took the opportunity to offer an observation in a blog that it’s never the wrong time to bloom when it comes to life.
Today, I’m happy to post this picture of my blooming Christmas cactus. We’ve just passed the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and if the buds and blooms are any indication, I might have these beautiful flowers at least until Palm Sunday. Thank you, Lord, for the surprise treat!
Of course, I have another thought besides the obvious to offer – Just as it’s never too late or too early to blossom with God’s light and love, so, too, it’s never a bad idea to let that light shine as brightly as can be. If it’s Lent and your a Christmas cactus, bloom anyway! If you’re in pain and you feel like sharing support with a friend – do it anyway!
And if you’re living with a chronic illness that seems to never let up, praise God anyway! That light that you shine in the face of suffering is mighty powerful and can work in ways you might have only begun to understand.
Blessings for the day,