Perennial Confidence

The Question: Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us today?

The creeping phlox in my terraced rock garden in bloom.

Year after year, the lavender phlox appears in a surprise of unexpected color.
I doubt—not the creator—but my own capacity as a gardener.
I work to revive the landscape from the harshest of winters;
yet the perennial renews its beauty without me.
My certainty grows with its continual increase. How can I not see His hand in both?

Perennial: adj. 1. Lasting or active through many years. 2. a. Lasting an indefinitely long time, enduring. b. appearing again and again, recurrent. n. 1. Botany: a perennial plant. 2. Something that recurs or seems to recur on a yearly or continual basis.

Confidence: n. 1. Trust or faith in a person or a thing, 2. A trusting relationship. 3. A feeling of assurance. 5. The state or quality of being certain.

1 Comment

  1. Minna Dyer
    May 22, 2008

    beautiful…words and images

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