So.... It was one of those magical moments... very unexpected... On a Sunday, after all the duties of church services were accomplished, John (lower picture), Jack (upper picture) and I jumped into the car and drove out of town to a wooded area that a friend was raving about. Al said we HAD to see it! It was Mother's Day and our son Jack came along, even though he had pen orders to fill. (yes, I pulled the Mother's Day card.)
We drove over hill and dale and even on gravel and behold! We couldn't believe our eyes! There were bluebells everywhere... a sea of color... a royal carpet of bluebells under a high canopy of trees. The birds were lustily singing in their highest and loudest octaves - evidently the color blue really turned them on. It was a sight and sound I will never forget.
Rummaging through my Scripture memory bank, I recalled a perfect verse to fit the occasion: 1 Peter2:9: "You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light." I think we caught the Heavenly Father in an act of wooing. He knows what a flower nut I am and He knows how this royal carpet of bluebells would be sensory overload for me. He was helping me experience Him in a way that speaks to me and my heart. The blueness of it all reminded me that we are children of a royal King, in fact, the King of all kings and creation! We are His chosen royal children. And what was my royal response? Indeed, I declared the praises of Him Who called me out of darkness into His wonderful light... Loudly!!