The plant with the beautiful orange flowers was given to me as a starter piece many years ago by my mom-in-law. She got her first piece from her mom and I am not sure how far back this plant really goes. I have given pieces to my children so they can also enjoy them.
I found out it is a Clivia and it blooms once a year around Easter (at least that is how mine seems to bloom).
This plant always reminds me of our lives….most of the time we just do ordinary, everyday things–plain green leaf kind of things.
Every so often, we are called to be extraordinary–to bloom with a beauty, a radiance, a daring to be more than what we think we are. A call to be obedient to our Father and step away from the plain green leaf existence of our normal, daily lives.
Listen for that nudge, hear the call and take that first step of obedience and see what extraordinary thing He will do…..even if it only happens once a year.
Faith is taking the first step
even when you can’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King Jr.