A flower to Treasure….

One of my favorite things is when the Lord reveals Himself to me as I am in foreign places. Often times it is when I’m not looking or expecting something.

One of my favorite flowers is offically named Plumeria. It has a scent that is so heavenly. Hard to describe, but it is delicate like jasmine/honeysuckle.

Nations that I’ve been into and have returned multiple times, the Lord has shown me “my” flower. In my quite time with Him, it is the fragrance that I “smell”. It is an affirmation that indeed, I am right where he wants me to be. It is in nations that I will continue to return to.

For me, it is one of the little things that God does for me…

About my flower:
Frangipani (Plumeria rubra), is native to warm tropical areas of the Pacific Islands, Caribbean, South America and Mexico. Frangipani is withstand subtropical climate. Temple Tree, Champa, Dead man’s fingers, Egg Flower (southern China) Amapola (Venezuela), leilawadee –Thailand are other synonyms of Frangipani.

When I was in Liberia, I had asked about my flower. Liberia is on the south Atlantic Ocean and is a tropical place. When I showed the photo to some of the folks there, they said they had that flower, but could not name it… They were looking to bring me my flower. One evening as the sun was setting, I was standing out on the terrace where we were staying… The Frangipani tree is a very unique tree, it has angular branches and is not like any tree that I’ve seen before. Off in the distance, out of the shadows, there I saw the outline of branches in the sunset. I thought, could it be??? I walked down to verify that indeed, Liberia would be a place I would return again and again… And it was. My flower in a nation that has been torn apart by civil war… Beauty in the midst of destruction.

And just like people, they come in a variety of colors… yet all beautiful!!!
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