Tweedy’s lewisia is a wildflower that grows in the cleft of rocks, thus the common name, Rockrose. Such beauty springing from granite is remarkable.

Tweedy lewisia

Tweedy lewisia, Rockrose

God’s grace is similar, it makes beauty where there was nothing but wasteland (read all about it in Isaiah 35).

“The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy….

Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts,
‘Be strong, do not fear;…’

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert….

and the ransomed of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”

To get the full impact, I encourage you to read and meditate on the complete chapter in your Bible.