“D” Is For Day Lily

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Day Lily
Image Credit, pixabay.com

Scripture reference;

“27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:27-34 KJV

Did you know that day lilies do not belong to the lily family (Liliaceae)? They actually belong to the Hemerocallis genus. Each bloom lasts for only one day, and that’s how this hardy little perennial plant got its name. I have seen mass plantings of them that are so lovely. They are not fussy at all. If you are looking for something that is carefree be sure to give them a try.

“Day Lilies” by Theresa Anne Moore

D  o words convey what these flowers say

A  s they stand, come what may and in perfect array?

Y  ou might be surprised that they’re not despised.

ook how they are prized yet unrevised!

I  f  we’ d only start to take to heart

L  ike the lilies, and do only ‘our’ part

I  f we’ll keep in mind that we are not confined, but

specially designed and eternally entwined

o we’ll be blessed and our minds will find rest.

This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

If you are looking for a more in-depth devotion you may visit my companion blog, Moore To Ponder

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http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

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12 thoughts on ““D” Is For Day Lily

  1. Reblogged this on Moore to Ponder and commented:

    Here is my fourth poem that I have composed at my other blog, “Serenaded Softly”, since I took part in the A-Z Challenge:

  2. Debbie says:

    Just lovely, dear Theresa! I am so blessed by these posts and poems and the scripture is always something that touches me, right where I am at. The verses you picked today went so well with the DayLilly! Thank you for sharing another of God’s beautiful flowers with us!
    love!
    deb

    • Thank you so much. It is challenge to write poetry that sticks to a theme. This one and the one before it…I was thinking they weren’t too good. I was in a hurry composing this one…barely got it posted in time.

      Love and Blessings,
      Theresa

      • Debbie says:

        Well, to me they have ALL been good! 🙂 This is a BIG challenge to undertake!!! You are doing wonderfully just getting anything at all up, let alone such beautiful posts. And, you are actually doing multiple layers to the challenge, with photos and scripture and flower information PLUS the poem. wowzers! That is a LOT! You are probably dreaming of what to do for each letter as you sleep!
        love you!

  3. Deb, you are such an encouragement to me! I am so thankful for you!

    Love and Blessings,
    Theresa

  4. These flowers always remind me of my grandmother. She had them lining the fence that went around her back yard.

  5. Lovely poem Theresa. And I didn’t know that about the day lily. Thanks for both.

  6. Theresa, this beautiful line: “So we’ll be blessed and our minds will find rest” is one of the things I’ve most appreciated about my walk with the Lord. ❤ I'm praying this will be the case for all of our friends and children too.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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