“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, May 1, 2024


 by Macy Johnson

“Flowers appear on the earth;

the season of singing has come,

the cooing of doves is heard in our land.”

(Song of Songs 2:12 NIV)


I received a large, flat, white envelope with instructions on the outside: “Do Not Bend.” Jeff, my husband, and I looked at each other. “What could this be?” he asked. I opened the package to discover a colorful floral rendition painted on cardboard with instructions to bring it to life.


I pushed in the bottom of the vase and pulled the cardboard arms of flowers out, one at a time, as directed. Suddenly before our eyes appeared a gorgeous display of sunshine and cheer. The room brightened and my mood lifted.


Who would ever guess the postal service could deliver a gorgeous floral spray in a flat casing with minimal care needed? You never know in what form a godsend will appear. The Holy Spirit busted through my finite mind’s limitations to remind me that He is still in control and all unusual blessings come from Him. Anything is possible with my Creator, even flat flowers that appear three dimensional.


Look around you today at the unlikely ways for God to bless. With Jesus in my heart, I can turn a grocery clerk’s scowl into a smile, perhaps even a chuckle. With the strength of a prayer, I can lift the most hardened criminal up into the arms of my Savior. I can pray for the driver and passengers of every vehicle I meet on the street.


I do not need to go anywhere to be a blessing. My heavenly Father will bring many opportunities to my door. He knows the needs of those He loves and rushes to fill them.    


I will look for the work of the Holy Spirit in all the unlikely blessings around me today. I hope you will, too!

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