I had the day mapped out before me, a neverending to-do list. But I felt God leading me to go for a walk.
“Oh, Lord. I have so much to do.”
I debated. Do I risk slipping further behind and go for a walk or plunge into my list and start treading water?
“Maybe just a quick walk,” I reasoned.
So, I embarked on a hurry-up-and-get-done trek. The air was crisp, and the birds carried on as I stepped out the door. The grass sparkled with dew as I headed to my path, the sunlight slipping through the trees to leave slivers of light on the ground.
That’s when I spotted them – dainty purple wildflowers all along my path. They were everywhere. Mounds of them, a sea of purple. Some might not have noticed, shrugging them off like these things happen, and it’s not a big deal.
But it was a very big deal to me.
These were the flowers I used to pick in my secret garden, where I first met God when I was a little girl, singing songs to Him and playing in the dirt. I’d plucked those delicate blossoms and carried them off to my mom, who beamed and tucked them in a glass of water.
“Thank you,” she’d said.
Now, a much older “little girl,” I literally twirled in those wildflowers and laughed and laughed as my eyes filled. Of course, I said, “Thank You” to my Heavenly Father for loving me enough to paint the grass purple, for turning my mourning – the releasing of my mom into His eternal care – into dancing, and for reminding me that sometimes being still in His presence means taking a walk with Him through wildflowers.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”Psalm 46:10 NIV.
Oh, precious soul. I pray you step aside from your to-do list when your Heavenly Father wants to spend time with you.
2 thoughts on “When God Paints the Grass Purple”
Tearing myself away from a to do list is a tough thing to do. But time with God has always got to be the #1 thing on that list. Thanks for the reminder.
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Oh, do I agree with you, Alice! Those pesky to-do lists can be so difficult to step away from. While I debated about going for that walk, I asked myself, “Why wouldn’t I obey God and spend time with Him?” There’s not a thing on any list that’s more important than being with Him. You’re so right – time with Him must be #1. Thank YOU for reading and commenting, and I pray you have wonderful moments with Him today!