Last evening's heavy rains brought out several dark soil stains leading up to the front door. This morning, an idea came to loosen the dirt with an application of cleaning vinegar. I surprised myself by getting busy before eating breakfast. The unusual timing brought an unexpected gift.
Honeybees were buzzing the bright buttercup blooms, having a sip of nectar. I didn't know bees were so active early in the morning. But I welcomed the sign.
Buttercups, over the years, have come to symbolize faith, and the bee represents doing the impossible. Things may seem impossible by sight, but not by faith-- whatever the appearance of things might be, we are always joined to the invisible, but very real presence of Christ within. His life is ours and He will uphold us. So the angels encourage us to keep counting on Him--with God all things are possible.
Nature makes learning a joy, and I'm going to try to be more attentive when a nudge comes to do this or that... Timing is everything. A short time later, I discovered the bees had fulfilled their mission and were off on a new adventure.
Love and peace,