I stood by the side of the road, covered in dust. I hear gravel popping under the tires of a car in the distance, slowly coming my way. The car pulled up under the big oak tree, I see a young woman and she gets out of the car and begins taking pictures. I can hear her exclaiming, “How beautiful!” That was when I realized she was taking pictures of me. I stood up tall and straight.
She went on her way, and when she got home she sat down and wrote this story.
“Driving down an old country road I look over at the edge of the ditch line and see a cluster of wildflowers. I couldn’t help but stop and take a few pictures. The little things not knowing that they are in a lowly place, a ditch line of all places. They stand there, proudly displaying their bright lavender attire. Never to share the stage with a famous rosebush, or even a hanging basket of petunias. They don’t complain, they stand there boldly, among the crushed beer cans and faded paper cup. Their backdrop not that of a two story brick home like the rosebush has, but an old rusty fence. But still, they don’t whine, they just blossom right where they’re at. Sharing radiant beauty, in a dusty old ditch line. Lord, wherever you place me, help me to blossom. And help me to do so without complaint.”
You see, God wants us to stand up for Him and let His glory shine in a dark place. No place is too far for Him to reach. Every space can become a place of grace. He will send us to a place that needs Him. I’m a wildflower, I am only a glimpse of the glory of God on a dusty old country road under a tall oak. I stand in the ditch, where His grace was needed. Today God used me to speak to a young woman, to let her know it’s okay to blossom and grow where ever God places her. He has a purpose for you too, let the world see Jesus in you. His grace is needed wherever He sends you.
Yes, I am that young woman. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that day I stopped on the side of the road. I pray I will always be willing to go where God sends me, and be ready to lead a heart to Jesus.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.