Sad Flowers

 

God calls on the dawn to wake the earth, but a shroud hovers as the sun tries to illuminate the land. Saddened spirits are in disrepair – only prayer and our Father can bless the wounded military. I meander up a lazy lane as the early rays break through the branches of the grim darkness. Headstones stand lined at attention for the many memories of men and women who gave proudly to their country. To think of the bloodshed where no one won! Their names inscribed on a slab of marble causes horrific pain. I humbly salute these honorable soldiers.

All placed in a methodical row, names and numbers proudly display their rank. But only sad flowers stand in their honor. I walk along, and tears come to my eyes. I found a friend from high school who was among the MIA. He died before he had a chance to live life. Tributes are all I can share for the broken parents who will never adore grandchildren on holidays.

I ask God to comfort us with Psalm 116:15: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Strolling over the rolling waves of solitude, a lonely elm commemorates the test of time. It shows strength and courage to survive the winters, and it rejoices in the spring and autumn with the chilling rain on its summer leaves; much like those buried beneath the shade of this old Elm tree.

The calling of a heavenly choir beacons its soldiers to come home again, leaving their chained tags hanging on those sad flowers. God has made a special place in heaven for the fallen innocent. A somber sun praises the brave as we walk together in the rays of the risen. God guards the tombs of the unknown. I appreciate the fallen, too, as sad flowers are all that’s left to commemorate their fate.

Happy Memorial Day and be blessed!

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Written by Dana Bicks LLC, Author

Dana S. Bicks, a Severna Park, Maryland native, was born a left-handed dyslexic, and falsely labeled "retarded" as a young child. He struggled throughout his life with the disability when at the age of sixty, a miracle occurred. God, in His infinite grace and wisdom, awoke Dana and demanded him to be a writer of His messages to the world. Shortly after finding humor in God's suggestion, Dana picked up a pen. He began writing, right-handed nonetheless, Christian struggles of life, and prayers ascribed to him by the Lord. In June 2017, Dana and his wife created this inspirational blog which currently maintains 19.6 million readers in twenty-nine countries across the world. It has won numerous awards including a Top 30 Inspirational Blog Website To Follow in 2018 as awarded by Feedspot.com in May 2018. His blog is followed by numerous celebrities, ministries, authors, and people in all walks of life. Only God's hand could allow an unexperienced writer to grow a fellowship of such success in less than a year! Dana Bicks shares these stories in his beautiful books, blogs, and social media platforms. His new inspirational book series, "There In God's Grace", will be released September 27, 2018. Dana’s creative, talented writing can only be heaven sent!

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