GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN LEAST EXPECTED — TIMING IS EVERYTHING
The Mojave Desert gets less than six inches of rain a year, making it the driest desert in North America. It has the usual sand dunes, canyons, mesas, and mountains. Every few years heavy rains result in such a wealth of blossoms that almost every foot of sand is covered with an array of flowers. This phenomenon doesn’t happen often. The dry earth needs to be soaked by storms and warmed by the sun at just the right time before vibrant colored flowers emerge from nowhere and cover the desert. What a beautiful example this is of life itself. We all have those moments when we experience our Mojave Desert. We feel the loneliness of the hot dry desert. We thirst for relief from the nagging pain that won’t go away. We cannot quench our grief. We want to give up, give in, and fall to the hot burning sand and let depression consume us. But then the rains come when least expected. Raindrops of blessings fall all around us. Out of nowhere flowers bloom. They cheer us.....comfort us. We feel healing. We don’t fully understand why it works this way. It’s in the timing. Timing is everything.