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!