Crocus is such a delicate flower. Somehow, it seems too bulky for its delicate stems; a stiff breeze or careless foot may flatten it. Yet they come out when the winds are still strong and the weather conditions poor. Despite the risk, they bloom regardless.

The world we inhabit seldom appreciates virtue; its cynical, selfish outlook mistakes evil for good and good for evil. When the Christian seeks to share the gospel, he is called a bigot, a fanatic and an irrelevance. Do not let the hostile environment disquiet you. Do good and share God even when the cruel winds blow and the shod feet trample.