|Crocuses appeared in my garden at the end of August. Yup, you read right: crocuses. In August. Almost as wonderfully unexpected as crocuses in the desert.
What has caught your eye recently as something unexpected? Something out of place? A reminder that the amazing and extraordinary is often lurking right around the corner? Like a voice crying out in the wilderness… or feeble knees made firm… or streams in the desert… or courage in the midst of fear…
Have a look at some of Craig Greenfield’s reflections on life in a Cambodian slum, and be prepared to be surprised by unexpected crocuses (craiggreenfield.com).
You are the God of the unexpected:
Of rainbows through the rain
and springs in the desert;
You are the God who promises freedom to the oppressed
in ways our minds cannot fathom,
life in all its technicolour glory—
to each soul wrestling against the chains of injustice
locked in place by themselves or others;
So be it, now and always, AMEN.