Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bloomin' where God planted me!

This is my first post.  My long lost and now found friend Mary told me just to write what I want to write and to just do it so I am doing it!  She even helped me to get the title of my blog just right. Thanks Mary!

Today was the first real warm day of spring.  So nice! So I was walking around the side of the garage where I had set my pots last fall after the flowers had died.  To my surprise, I discovered that some crocuses had pushed through the ground underneath and bloomed, even though the pot was on top of them, and even though there was also a rock next to them.

I thought to myself, this is me.  You can pile life on top of me, and it may not be all what I dreamed and wished for, it may not be easy, it hurts sometimes, it seems impossible at times, and it makes me tired.  But I am going to bloom where God planted me.  And only through His Strength can I bloom. And it is all to His Glory so that others may see Him, not me.

                                                 Master Gardener, help me be
Content with where You’ve planted me;
You carefully place each seed you sow,
And choose the soil to make it grow,
A shady nook or sunlit plot,
A wooded glen or garden spot;
And when you send the storm and shower,
You give me strength and inner power;
All things come that You might be
Glorified, my God, in me;
And so I’ll lift my flowers high,
To cheer and bless each passerby;
And may they see within my face
The beauty of Your love and grace;
So help me, Lord, to ever be
Blooming where You planted me.
—Wm. Claire Greiner


  1. Beautiful first post, Christine. Both the pictures and the words. I'm jealous that you have spring already. Although we have nothing outside blooming yet, I am striving to bloom here in the North Country.

  2. Thanks Mary! I figured out the comment thing!
    I know you are bloomin there, it is not only on the sunshiny flowery days that we have reason to rejoice in the Lord!