Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Beautiful Blue Timing

Timing is everything.  And God’s timing is perfect.

We had a brilliant blue shock of color ambush us today in our studio garden.  The garden is a bit subdued now, pulling up its autumn blanket of amber, terra-cotta and subdued browns.  There’s a slumbering beauty here that you have to look for carefully.  Imagine our splash -you -in -the -face -morning surprise at finding this perky little sprite.  A solitary, bright blue cornflower saying “hello!”  Where was this little blossom in the springtime?  And why on earth did she decide to bloom now?

She bloomed now because THIS  was her time.  If she had come a little earlier, she would have simply been lost in hundreds of other blooms.  In a sea of blazing blue, she would never have been appreciated like she is now. God wanted her to shine and He picked this time for her to bloom.  It’s the perfect time for her to bloom and she’s celebrated just about every moment of each day!  How can you miss her???

This brilliant blue cornflower has made us think about how perfect God’s timing is in our lives.  We sometimes wonder why things haven’t happened in the time frame we imagined, why things seem delayed in coming and when the answers to our hopes, dreams  and silent whispered prayers will ever come.  When these thoughts surface, we press in and trust this promise of God’s timing:

“For the vision (dream, future event, revelation) is for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.  Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.”                                              Habakkuk 2:3

So, for all you fellow believers, dreamers and trusting-in-God’s-timers, we hope our little blue flower blazes a message of hope and inspiration into your hearts. God’s timing is always perfect. 

Brilliant blue smiles,
The Velvet Lime Girls