12/17/2010

True Story About a $1 Poinsettia

$1 POINSETTIA

 

My Son, Who Lives In The Same House As We Do, Bought This Poinsettia In December 2009

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Here Is A Picture Of The Same Plant In December 2010

 

The plant kept the original leaves until October of 2010. Then the old leaves began to deteriorate and fall off. At about the same time, new green leaves started to turn red.

We did nothing about the plant’s exposure to light. We did not try to make it bloom. It bloomed unassisted.

All the old leaves are gone, and all the red leaves in the most recent picture are new leaves.

This is a brand new experience for me. It’s the first time in my life that I have ever watched new blooms appear on a poinsettia. I get attached to plants as I watch them.

The red in the leaves is so vivid, and so beautiful.

We have five other “perfect” poinsettias in our house, but this one is my favorite. It is also my wife’s favorite, and she too considers it as a gift from God.

I think of Ronald Reagan, who would marvel at God’s gifts, when he was viewing nature on his ranch in California, while riding horseback. This plant was truly God’s gift to me and our family at this Christmas.

I’m writing this so that you too can share in God’s gift.