Hibiscus by terrijane01
Hibiscus, a photo by terrijane01 on Flickr.

When viewed up close, this Hibiscus becomes another thing altogether. We miss the greenery, the stamen is out of the picture, it is a swirl of colors inviting your eye to the center.

Much like life. When we focus too closely on just one aspect of things, we lose the bigger picture. We become all about our own, specialized niche and forget that "all God's critters got a place in the choir!" To quote a silly song. And as lovely, and beautiful, and ethereal the view up close is, it is only part of the picture.

hibiscus blooming
vibrantly enticing

but see the stem!
quiet and solid support

Via Flickr:
Hibiscus, Photo by Terri Stewart


  1. granbee said on April 13, 2012
    Terri, this last verse: "but see the stem! quiet and solid support conceding ego." is just SO profound a way to describe how we should view our life's Walk with Our Lord! Bless you MOST abundantly this glorious Easter Week!
  2. booguloo said on April 13, 2012
    Now I see it quite clearly. Thanks.

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