As the flower slowly fades,
upon its stately stem
it does not do so . . .
on a lark or whim.
For it has reached the end,
of its real beauty
and pales now from
the call of love and duty.
If it were not willing,
to grow healthy and tall
it would not have heard
the Gardener’s faithful call.
Or have ever known,
the gentleness of His hand
when He toiled and tilled
the weedy, rocky land.
If it did not diminish,
and turn so pasty pale
nor naught a drop of water
came from His able well.
It would never have grown,
so lofty high . . .
to hear the lost and unsaved
wanting, needing cry.
If the flower did not whither,
dry up and go to seed
it would have not understood
the Gardener’s truest need.
For within each lovely bloom,
a thousand more will grow
the Gardener’s plot has room
for all the seeds we sow!
2 Corinthians 9:6
“But this I say, He which soweth sparingly
shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth
bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
King James Version
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