Paperwhites bulbs are so plain in their little nylon sack,
quietly brown in the fluorescent lights of any big-box store.
It takes a January kind of faith to plant
and water something that looks so dead.
But when life begins to stir ...
... the reward is very, very great.
In view of the astonishing results, the preparation efforts seem small.
The paperwhite lesson is one to carry through 2018 and on.
What promises from the scriptures are you tending with hope,
although they look dead and lifeless right now?
I'm tending these:
Would you share yours?