The soldanelle plant grows in the harshest of circumstances, up on top of snowy mountains. In the summer it spreads out its leaves wide in order to soak up the sun’s rays, storing that energy in its roots throughout the winter. In the spring it uses that energy to push it’s way through the snow, creating a small dome-shaped pocket of snow above it’s head providing a safe place for it to bud.
“This fragile flower sounds an echo in our hearts that none of the lovely flowers nestled in the warm grass of the lower slopes could ever awaken. Oh how we love to see impossible things accomplished!..therefore may we continue to perserve, for even if we took our circumstances and cast all the darkness of human doubt upon them and then hastily piled as many difficulties together as we could find against God’s divine work, we could never move beyond the blessedness of His miracle-working power. May we place out faith completely in Him, for He is the God of the impossible.”