It's a great reminder to me that just because you don't see something doesn't mean it's not there.
Sometimes, in the busy-ness and routine and ordinary, I don't see God at work in my life. The stuff and things of life block my view, and after a while I forget to look beyond the clutter and noise to the God of everything.
And I forget that God is there.
But like the lilacs, hidden from view by weeds and junk trees for years, just because I don't see God, don't feel God, don't hear God, does not mean that God is not present.
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them,
for the Lord your God goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.