I picked a little dandelion,
Put it in a cup,
Took it to the kitchen sink;
And there, I filled it up.
Went about my daily chores,
And found, to my surprise,
That ere the sun had even set,
My dandelion died.
But I was very busy,
Didn’t throw the weed away;
And was surprised, indeed, to see
It opened, the next day.
You see, it hadn’t really died;
But in my haste, I’d said
That just because the blossom closed,
It surely must be dead.
The lesson here was clear, to me:
I’d only judged by sight,
And didn’t see the life still hidden,
When it closed up tight.
How many times, I wondered,
Have I judged a heart that way;
Thinking they’re beyond God’s reach
Because they’d walked away?
But all they needed was the Son
To stir their heart, again;
To offer grace in time of need,
Forgiveness of their sin.
It has been said that no one is
So lost, God cannot save.
Oh, may I ne’er forget this 'dandy'
Lesson learned, today.
“For the LORD does not see as man sees;
for man looks at the outward appearance,
but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7b NKJV
©Lisa DeVinney, June 2008