Lesson from the Tulips

I had never watched a tulip age until last week. As the beautiful tulips I received for Valentine’s Day grew older, I was fascinated by the transformation.

The once matte color took on a sheen and deepened from pink to a dark rose. The petals opened revealing a beautiful design in the heart of the flower. As they aged, the petals began to drop, and I found bright spots of color on the floor and the countertop.

I considered those tulips, and I thought, “That is how I want to age.”

I want to shine as I grow older, reflecting the love of Christ.

I want inner beauty to deepen like the color of the tulip deepened.

I want my heart to be open for all to see, and I want it to reveal the design of Christ.

And, I want to leave color and beauty wherever I am.

My tulips are all gone now, but their beauty remains with me.

I pray that my legacy will reflect loveliness as well.

Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Comments

8 comments on “Lesson from the Tulips”
  1. Latrelle Elliott says:

    Your legacy will most assuredly reflect loveliness! I love the verse in Galatians 5:6, which says: “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      The older I get, the more I realize that love is truly THE expression of faith. Thank you for sharing that verse!

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  2. Steve Sawyer says:

    Tiptoe. Beautiful way to go

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      through the tulips… They are truly beautiful!

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  3. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Beautiful inspiration, Beth, to carry with us in the years to come! And each spring, fresh tulips (that WILL eventually fade) as reminders!

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      God is good that way! Blessings to you!

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  4. sdsower says:

    Beautifully said, thank you!
    You are all that and so much more!
    I pray that for myself as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. gracespeaker says:

      May we all grow more like Him! Thank you for reading, dear one.

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