Here's a little something lovely for you to examine... the thistle.
Even though it is all thorns, it has a real beauty if you look closely.
It's bloom has a soft delicate color for something so harsh and dangerous.
This particular thistle stood much taller than me. It was large and spiky and had a very threatening presence. I wasn't going to touch it!
Yet, the insects were drawn to it. They crawled deep down into the blooms and returned again and again.
There is a life lesson we can learn from the thistle and that is that things are not always as they seem. If we focus only on the flower we may miss the danger that surrounds it and get hurt. On the flip side of that, if we focus only on the thorns we may miss the flower and a great blessing. Life is full of thistles... handle them carefully.
Here is a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything
is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Wishing you God's best,
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