I have this beautiful bush growing in my front yard called a “Glory Bush.” Each morning it bursts forth with such lovely, purple flowers that stretch their petals toward Heaven in an act of worship to the One who created it. I believe its name is very befitting such a lovely shrub that displays the Glory of our Heavenly Father so radiantly.
When I first obtained the shrub from a dear friend, I was hugely disappointed when I noticed that the afternoon it began flowering all of the petals dropped off and it appeared to have died. It was truly pathetic looking and I was sore about the whole deal. I thought, “Lord, why would you give me something so beautiful and allow me to spend so much time planting it in the right place for it to only die?”
I thought to dig it up, however, I was honestly too upset to even fool with it, so I left it.
The next morning I started out the door and what did my eyes behold…it had flowered all over again…just as beautiful as it had the first time. Then I heard His still, small voice quietly speak to my heart. He said, “You asked me, ‘why would you allow the bush to whither at the end of the day?’ It is because, My Daughter, I am also creating a new work in you each day and I want this Glory Bush to be a reminder to you that:
Because of My great love you are not consumed, for My compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is My faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22,23
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5
“You are of far greater worth to me than this flowering shrub…you have been bought with a great price.”
I am thankful for the Lord’s mercies and compassions that will never fail me. Each morning, as I greet the dawn, I am reminded by a Glory Bush of my Father’s faithfulness and unfailing love.