A few weeks, these orange day lilies started popping up in my neighborhood. Then I saw them in other parts of St. Louis. Then they appeared in my own backyard (as pictured above). I learned from my mom that they are perennials that bloom once a year. They sure live up to the saying, “Bloom where you are planted.” They are blooming everywhere and they are blooming brightly.
I have been on the lookout for them lately and have seen them along the highway, in ditches, in alleyways and next to dumpsters as well as in front and back yards of homes and in flowerbeds alongside buildings. No matter where I see them, I can’t help but smile.
How can we be like day lilies in our Christian lives? We can be a bright spot in a person’s day when they weren’t expecting it. We can show up in rough places with the Good News of the Gospel. We can draw attention to the Lord’s beautiful work as we go about our usual routines at work or at home. Be a “day lily” this day and every day.