On a recent walk, I came across these roses tossed in a river. They captured my eye and imagination for sure, but more than anything they reminded me of the beauty of God’s grace in the midst of life’s seasons and changes. As I pondered these beautiful, vivid colored roses, thrown to their own watery end among the fall leaves, I couldn’t help but see a picture of His mercy and tender beauty among the murky waters and changing seasons. You know, they did not sink, but were kept afloat, their fragile beauty, even more evident in their lingering.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Will you join me in a prayer for today: May we cling to Your beauty, grace, and all sufficiency when all around us seems, in our perception, hopeless. Lord, your grace is sufficient, and your power abundant in our weakness. Let your power rest upon us. May Your beauty be more evident in us as we linger in your presence. In Jesus name, we pray.