I’m challenging myself to post a picture every day during the month of November (30 Days To Be Thankful For) and to add a caption as to why I am thankful. — Emily
Day 15, November 15
I am thankful for the last few flowers, struggling to bloom despite hard freezes, snow, and shrinking hours of sunlight.
They illustrate perseverance.
steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. —Dictionary.com
In spite of frosts that turned petals and buds to freeze-dried versions of their former blooming glories,
in spite of being the only flowers on an entire bush to have survived, they bloom. They persist. I could use a little more of that kind of tenacity.
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 NIV
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:4 NIV
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