Flat, yet intricately designed lily pads
fill the lake waters near the shore.
Slowly…as if by magic…tiny buds appear.
Then in the early morning sun,
beautiful lavender water lilies stand upright;
Like jewels displaying their brilliance.
“Look at the lilies…how they grow…
Solomon in all his glory was not dressed
so beautifully as they are.
Matthew 6: 28 & 29