You are altogether beautiful, my darling;
beautiful in every way.
Song of Songs 4:7
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.
i must become a flower
for they most fragrantly of all God’s creatures practice gratitude
And when you get down to it …that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
The Pilgrim they laid in a large upper chamber, facing the sun-rising. The name of the chamber was Peace.
The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty.
Indeed, the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.
The world stands firm
and cannot be shaken.
If I dare to boast of wisdom or ability, all that is fair escapes me.
said the little flower
fairest of them all
“So I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me … I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Dear little flower,
My grace is all you need.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10