dandelions Okay.  I admit it.  I think a field of dandelions looks pretty.

I know.  I know.  Dandelions are weeds.  We wage war against them in our yards.  And that’s a good thing.  I’m very thankful for my husband who is amazing at keeping our yard beautiful.  Lush green grass.  Bright flowers.  Full bushes and trees.  No dandelions.  It’s wonderful.

But somehow my children have found dandelions at times and given me their fresh-picked, bright yellow bouquets.  At that moment, the dandelions are no longer enemies to be yanked out of the ground and thrown away with other weeds.  No.  They are delightful, cheerful table centerpieces in my kitchen.

So what changes?  The dandelions are still weeds, but in that moment, I have changed.  And maybe there’s a lesson somewhere in that.

Dandelion fields are a reality.  And occasionally dandelions appear in our own lawns and we are right to fight against them.  To do everything we can to eliminate those weeds.  But perhaps there is a time to take that dandelion bouquet that is handed to us and let it change us.  Sometimes dandelions can be beautiful.

In fact, God is very good at making very bad things beautiful.  Even a dandelion.

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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose,” Romans 8:28.

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