Called to Be Daffodils

I stared out the window at the daffodils that have blossomed around the mailbox, and turned to my sister and remarked, “Those daffodils don’t fit in, do they?” Despite a few spots of grass beginning to turn green, the world outside still looked like winter.

That’s when I thought about what those daffodils stand for, and how they’re an example for each of us.

We can be daffodils.

We can smile at the winter cold, and stand as a symbol of hope to those who can’t feel it yet. We can be a reminder that joy is coming, and new life is blooming.

Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5b)

We are the light of the world.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 4:14-16)

How can you be a daffodil today?

Don’t let your lights go down
Don’t let your fire burn out
‘Cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
Why don’t you rise up now?
Don’t be afraid to stand out
That’s how the lost get found

~Britt Nicole “The Lost Get Found”

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15 thoughts on “Called to Be Daffodils

    1. Joy, you have talked me into it, I am a daffodil. We need to be a sweet smelling savor and draw people to us. Know that you are that kind of person and we do miss you, very much. Did see your mother, Joel yesterday but know some were sick and you were very busy. Kiley is really learning from all of you. Her mother and she are really blessed. Enjoyed your blog. One day you will be a writer, I believe and you are already! We love you so much. May Yahweh truly bless you, Joy, Janice, Grady

      1. Dear Miss Janice,

        I’m glad that the daffodils could be a blessing to you too! You and Mr. Grady are such a blessing! I miss you two, and hope to see you both soon! The girls are feeling a lot better, and yes, Kiley is learning a lot. Thank you so much for the encouragement! Your comments are always so kind…I hope you have had a wonderful week. Love you & Shabbat Shalom! :)

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