Most of the surprises at our house are not good. It usually means another project to add to the to-do list. But now and then, this house surprises me with unexpected joy. One of those moments happened recently.
The spring sunshine and warmer temperatures beckoned me outside to work in the landscape. A landscape of weeds, out-of-control shrubs and more weeds. That’s when I noticed it. A single white flower with a delicate yellow center framed by grass-like leaves. The flower’s simplicity captured my fancy. Over the next few days, more of these flowers appeared in seemingly random locations.
I so wanted these flowers to be a variety of snowdrops and a special message of reassurance from God. But God had a better surprise in store for me. An internet search revealed the name of the flowers: Glory of the Snow. What a wonderful name. What a wonderful reminder that God will display his glory in every season of our lives.
Song of Songs 2:11-12
See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
2 Corinthians 3:10-11
For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!