Usually the word “miscellaneous” refers to odds and ends of trivial things or incidents. But today I want to tell you about some miscellaneous things that are far from trivial or insignificant. I call them MIGHTY. Read on to learn.

Early this morning Fuji brought me one of the most gorgeous flowers that grows in the woods, and one of my favorite—a Wake Robin. When we see one of these for the first time we know that spring has truly sprung! I put it in an empty water filled soda bottle on the kitchen table. Trivial? No Way! Dear Readers, there is beauty still around us in spite of the condition of this great land—if we look for it.

The next thing that happened was on my morning walk. For the first time I can remember, we have large patches of the most luscious violet flowers, sprinkled with a few golden dandelions. What is sad is that a great patch has grown over part of my walking trail; and I couldn’t miss mashing some of them. So I had to apologize because it reminded me of all the folks everywhere who are getting stepped on because of the circumstances in our nation.

Insignificant? Not! Not! Why? Because, while I was experiencing these things, the Lord gave me this inspiration for the week. Until then my mind had been a complete blank.

Our nation is in a mess, but many folks are joining together to pray with our “Nation at Nine” prayer partners. Now I am begging you who are not already involved to join us. “Not really important to me,” you may say, “Everything’s going my way.”

All I can say to that response is, “Shame on you.” But whoever …sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? John 3:17 NKJV

Here’s what God’s Word says about it. “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34 NKJV

One more thought: The nation that forgets God will wither and die, easy prey for outside enemies or for inside rot.—author unknown.

Thank you Beloved, for being patient with my “MIGHTY MISCELLANEOUSES” and may your life be filled with a few.

— Rebecca Somoskey