When Pau’s Mum Jean moved from her house to a flat she no longer had a garden so we inherited two pots. They arrived in the winter looking like there was not much in them but this summer have blossomed. In one was a beautiful, big, bold fuschia and lilies like this were in the other one. Beautiful reminders of a woman who came through adversity and blossomed. The end of the passage about lilies (Luke 12.27-29) talks about not worrying and in this post funeral period we are trusting God to hold, sustain and keep us knowing that there will be days of grief but there will also be days of beautiful memories, like this lily evokes.
In a blog called marker posts and shelters it is difficult not to write about what is a significant marker post, the death of a parent. We pray too for any who have had memories stirred by the posts, that God would comfort you too.