“Q” Is For Quince

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Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)
Image credit, pixabay.com

 

Scripture reference;

“28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31 KJV

 

I have seen Flowering Quince growing in people’s yards. It blooms early (late winter to early spring), and before it puts out its leaves. Many varieties (especially older ones) produce edible fruit. It grows to be from 5-10 feet tall, likes full sun and partial shade, and isn’t too fussy when it comes to soil. As long as it is well drained and not overly fertile it is supposed to be happy.

Blooming is such an interesting thing to think about. Spring and summer are the seasons that probably have the most blooming occurring, but there isn’t a season that doesn’t have some kind of blooming taking place. Some blooms are hardly noticeable while others are showy and demand our attention.

Christians are like flowers in that way. There is both unity and diversity in the Kingdom of God. It is my prayer that I will become less concerned with how and when I bloom, and more thankful that the Lord will cause me to bloom in His way and His time as I draw closer to Him.

 

“Flowering Quince” by Theresa Moore

Out come her flowers when all is so bare

That demonstrate powers and perpetual care

That our Heavenly Father provides for her there.

 

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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3 thoughts on ““Q” Is For Quince

  1. Reblogged this on Moore to Ponder and commented:

    “Blooming is such an interesting thing to think about. Spring and summer are the seasons that probably have the most blooming occurring, but there isn’t a season that doesn’t have some kind of blooming taking place. Some blooms are hardly noticeable while others are showy and demand our attention.”

  2. Debbie says:

    Theresa, this one really got to me . . .brought the tears. That prayer of yours was so touching. That is what I want too, to just be close to Him. Thank you, thank you!
    Love, Deb

  3. Deb, I see that in you all the time. 🙂
    Love,
    Theresa

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