This is the last day of August signaling the approaching end to what has been a summer of unusual and unpredictable weather. It was colder than normal and wet during times that should have been hot and dry. Flowers as well as vegetables have either adapted and prospered, died early or simply failed to produce at all. Some, like these blue poppies are finally beginning to bloom long after their normal flowering time.
The beauty of these flowers as they unfold, revealing their true colours, brings joy to my heart.
I believe the Father's heart rejoices in a similar way as He watches us grow and step into the destinies He has designed for us, each one of us uniquely gifted and profoundly loved.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV