13 thoughts on “My Orchid

  1. What thoughtfulness from your neighbor! It’s a beautiful orchid! And how wonderful to get the homemade cookies too.
    I have heard other people say they put 1 ice cube on their orchid each day and they do well. Sounds like a good idea to prevent over watering and/or forgetting to water.

    1. Yes, I have an orange one that should work great, set off the beautiful purple blooms of the orchid, and help to usher in that feeling of fall in the air

    2. Hummmphh, Sara,
      I had 9…count ’em…9 blooms on my orchid. They were courageous and lasted for several months. But yours is glorious. What color!!!!! My favorite. Blessings on your orchid and on you, too, the caregiver.

      1. Sara you said. “Now, I will contact you for my mums from your Fall Sale!” Does the fact you have on a yellow shirt mean you may want a yellow mum? (Orange is nice too)

  2. As I gaze upon the soothing, healing and comforting color of the Orchid, I am reminded how beautiful are the feet that carries the good news. (Isaiah 52:7)

    When I focus my eyes upon the elegance of this tiny form and think of the hands that delivered it to my door, I say a silent prayer for my neighbor. ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31

    When I ponder just how to make sure my ORCHID survives; the sun, of course, and a drink of water. I can just see the “Woman at the well”, story found in John 4, a drink of water and The Son and the life of a Samaritan Woman.

    Neighbors, Samaritan story. Oh, as I read the story and studied just a portion of the history of peoples that connected to The Son and the stories He related; my mind, heart and prayers have taken me to the war torn locales that Jesus walked, talked and left in our hands to give a little sun and a drink of water. Neighbors we are? But, where are my hands, my feet, my love and my Hope. My heart hurts over war! Not even an Orchid sitting in my home can help unless I see Isaiah 35; bloom! “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” vs. 3,4 “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

    I think you might enjoy reading Chapter 35 of Isaiah!

  3. Friends, concerning the Son Who walked the earth and the peoples He came in contact with, I was struck with the Scripture In Matthew 4:24 that states that “the report of Jesus spread throughout ALL Syria and THEY brought Him all who were sick, afflicted, under the power of demons….and He healed them ALL.”
    So it says that the Word and the Power of Jesus Christ went throughout ALL of Syria and “ALL” who came to Him were healed and heard the Word. Is there one more chance, one more visitation to Syria before the great and terrible fall of Damascus as prophesied in Isaiah? The Lord kept Paul from going to Damascus to persecute and execute the Christians, there. God’s Word does not return void.
    In Matthew 12:20-24, Jesus begins to chide those cities that did NOT repent and change their hearts even when they heard Him and saw His mighty works. He says that it will more endurable for Tyre and Sidon and Sodom (evil, horridly sinful cities) than for those cities where the people were self-righteous and thought they had everything and did not need to repent, or didn’t care to change their life-style.
    And this is a prayer that Jesus prayed for those leaders of the war torn nations. Jesus says, “Come to Me, all you who are heavy laden; all you who are ensconced in sin; all you who have committed crimes upon humanity. Come to Me before it is too late. I will give you rest.”
    For in Isaiah 19:23-25, it is written that there will be an altar to the Lord in Egypt and a highway out of Egypt to Assyria and the Assyrian will come (peacefully) into Egypt and the Egyptian, (peacefully) into Assyria.
    Sara, you are right…that we should zealously pray concerning all these things that the Lord’s will will be done and His Kingdom will finally come. Maranatha!

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