Lessons From a Dandelion

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Hate it, stomp on it, try to dig it out:  It sends its roots even deeper

Mow it off: And the next morning it’s back, smiling, bringing friends to greet your day.

It has no ovaries: It merely reproduces because that’s what it was meant to do.

Always available, it welcomes the hands of a small child, knowing that even should it be plucked from its moorings, it will bring joy to that child, and a smile to the child’s mama.

And when it grows old—

AHH! When only a fuzzy white head appears where once was the bloom of youth

The winds of adversity, or even the puff of tiny lips, will scatter the seed the heart of the plant produced.

And more will come, more will bloom, more will send roots deeper and deeper

Because it was content to be what God created it to be, and do what it was created to do.

Oh! That I should be so faithful!!

 

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4 thoughts on “Lessons From a Dandelion

  1. What a neat post! Have often wondered if the bees could survive without good old dandelions and white clover, both the bane of manicured lawns. Our yard bears the unceasing flowers of both plants! Being content with God’s design and gifts – why is that always so difficult 🙂

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