One Defiant Daffodil

One Defiant Daffodil

Written by April Dawn White

The air was thick with the threat of rain. The overcast sky and dreary weather mimicked my Monday morning mood. As I backed out of the garage, something caught my attention. I peered across the yard and saw a single defiant daffodil. The sunny color was the antidote for my sullen disposition.

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In the past, the daffodils I planted never bloomed. The stems emerged, but the plants never produced the distinctive yellow cup. However, today I finally witnessed a single daffodil in bloom. The cheerful yellow trumpet flower stood in stark contrast to our dormant yard and my darkened mood.

God used this single defiant daffodil to speak to my heart. A still small voice whispered, “April, be a defiant daffodil today.” In a world filled with hate and gloom, cheerful defiance is required to live counter-culturally for the Lord.  

The daffodil is connected to Easter as a symbol of rebirth and spring. Just as this solitary daffodil brightened my day, God showed me that we too can be little spots of cheerful yellow happiness in a dormant world.

“And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you.” (1 Corinthians 7:17, MSG)

©2015 April Dawn White

Daffodil feature image by Alicija Polski via Pixabay. Text daffodil image by Jeno Szabo via Pixabay.

April Dawn White

April White is a pharmacist who dispenses spiritual medicine for a healthy soul. She is quick to say she doesn't have it all together but relies on the One who does. Drag your chair next to April's red chair and allow hope and encouragement to infuse your heart. April has a BS degree in biology from James Madison University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. Email April or visit her at

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