Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Psalm 39:5 (NASB)

My wife and I paid a visit to Kirkcaldy Garden Centre today, we were needing a new peanut feeder for our garden bird table. It is still strange in these later days of the Covid virus to visit public spaces, and seeing very little people. Even the Orchard Cafe in the garden centre was quiet, where we enjoyed a lovely brunch. Even if we spend nothing we enjoy admiring the plants on display, especially those in bloom like the Dahlia in today’s photograph. Can you see the wee hover wasp on the flower?

As I gazed in awe at the beauty of the blooms I was reminded how fleeting our life is on earth. Yet in our short life God watches over us; “For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps.” (Job 34:21). As His children we are here for a short time, according to our verse from Psalm 39 “a mere breath” compared to Eternity. With our time being so short we must use it wisely, not wasting it on frivolity, after all we will give account for it to the Master some day.

Dear reader, in this life we like flowers bloom only for a short season. Like the Dahlia we bring life and hope before our Autumn season, let us bloom with His love while we can.


30 thoughts on “Blooming For A Season

  1. For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps.” 

    This scripture brings me to a place where i live for God.God is watching us.Let’s go all the way as we serve God with all our hearts!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I come here not as a Christian but as a seeker of truth. I think you’re onto something cosmic with this dahlia photo and the message you’ve appended to it. There are forces at work in the unfolding universe that see us for what we are, when we choose to allow them in. Our lives are like an opening doorway on a hallway of parallel worlds. Yet, is not one world similar to the rest? Perhaps, or perhaps not. For in the taking of one footstep we get closer to our foredestined place … or farther away.

    — Catxman

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    1. Catxman, thank you for reading and commenting. The ‘thing’ that I am onto is beyond cosmic my friend, He is the one true living God who created all things throughout the cosmos. In fact He created the cosmos first! He always sees us, even before we are conceived and born. He will see us in death when we stand before Him to account for our life. This Almighty Creator is a loving God, He loves each of us. The proof of this love is seen in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ His Son and our Saviour. He saves us from our own sinful humanity and reunites us with our Father God who created us. My dear reader, God loves you and has provided a way for you to know Him, through His Son.


    2. seeker of truth? Keep seeking dear Catxman. When you seek you will find. The Spirit of TRUTH is the universal SPIRIT all cultures sought and still seek. Cosmos included. ONE GOD for all humanity. The Cross and The Salvation there offered is because the God of the whole cosmos is ONE GOD> God of the WHOLE SPIRIT WORLD. ONE GOD for the natural world and ONE GOD of the unseen world of the heavenly realm. Revealed to humanity in frail humanity as a man. How do I know? I am still learning but life and my own genuine SEEKING has brought me to the place that religion is not what I am about. But the Saviour of our souls is my TRUTH.

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