“E” Is For Eupatorium

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Blue Mist Flowers, Wild Ageratum (Eupatorium colestinum)
Image Credit, pixabay.com

 

Scripture reference;

Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord‘s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.” Deuteronomy 10:14 KJV

Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” Psalm 86:4-5 KJV

 

Eupatorium isn’t a specific plant. It is a genus of flowering plants. I just wanted to write about a plant I used to have that I really liked, but needed a plant that started with an “E”, so I sort of cheated.

A patch of Blue Mist Flowers (Eupatorium colestinum) appeared in my yard one year a long time ago. They were such pretty flowers, and I wondered if they were a weed or actually a flower that might have been growing somewhere in my neighborhood that went to seed and was brought over to my yard by the wind or a bird or something else. Then I remembered that I had a little field guide. I decided to see if I could use that field guide to classify it, and I did! It was back when I was homeschooling my daughter, she might have been ten years old at the time or even younger.

They turned out to be a native plant in my state. I grew them for a few years, but noticed that they could be a bit invasive. They were easy to pull up, but there were so many. They are awfully pretty though, in mass plantings. According to what I have read, they can grow to be three feet tall. The tallest ones I ever saw were about up to my knees. I did cut them in half once in late spring or early summer, and they were more compact, but still bloomed. They bloom in the fall. There are nurseries on-line that sell them, if you would like to grow some in your flowerbed.

I’m not sure if the Bible verses I selected really fit these flowers. I guess there was just a mood that came over me as I thought about them; the way they appeared out of nowhere, and brought me pleasure. The Lord is like that. He delights in calling out to us. He longs for us to call on Him. He cares about all of us, and will not ignore us when we turn to Him, and pray.

 

“Eupatorium Colestinum” by Theresa Anne Moore

 

E  nchanting flowers growing

nanimously blue, yet glowing  

erpetually growing and knowing

utumnal is their showing

eaching me; even preaching

ratorically beseeching

everently reaching

mploring but not breaching

rgently awaking

y heart to its aching

 

C arefully with shaking

O vercoming, making

onging and adoring

ach and every morning

inging and outpouring

ransforming and adorning

mplicitly confiding

oticeably abiding

U  nemcumbered striding

M  y Lord shall be presiding

 

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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Scripture reference;

17 For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and taking no bribe. 18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing. 19 You also must love the foreigner, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:17-19 HCSB

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I couldn’t resist using this photograph. My daughter had this taken years ago. Her insight and sense of humor are really something…but we really should be mindful of those who are so often exploited here on the earth.

Foreigners…The King James Version calls them strangers. There are times when God’s instructions conflict with the thoughts of many. Who is it that we are to imitate? We encounter strangers practically every time we leave our homes to go somewhere, and sometimes they show up on our door step.

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here: http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!