My favorite place in our house is the sun room. It is where I meet Jesus every morning and I spend a lot of time pondering HIS ways in this room. This morning as I was sitting in my big fluffy chair something caught my eye out the glass and made me laugh.
If you know me, you know that I will openly say that God has given me many gifts but a green thumb is not one of them.
When we moved into our house that we bought from Jeff”s parents, Jeff’s Mom had beautiful big rose bushes out the back door. It has only taken me 2 years to kill them. I mean literally dead! Now a couple of weeks ago we noticed that one of them sprouted a little and I do mean a little. Haha
This morning as I was looking out the window that little rose bush caught my eye. I couldn’t help but think “Wow! God has brought that thing back to life.” No doing of me at all. I have not even looked at that rose bush, and pretty much neglected it. That rose bush came up through that hard dirt and old mulch and became green again.
Kind of like Jesus does with us. He brings us up out of suffering and despair and yucky circumstances and gives us living water to drink and sunshine to help us grow. We may not look like the other “rose bushes” but we will bring joy and happiness to someone, as we all here on earth have a purpose.
So, most people will walk past that little bush and say “Oh, that thing needs to be pulled up and a new bush planted, but I will look at it and say “ see what God did, bringing that rose bush back to life.” I am pretty sure that the day it blooms a big beautiful rose you will get a picture!! Haha
Today as you poke your heads up through the dirt and old mulch of your life I pray that you would lift your face to the One that created you and thank HIM for the opportunity to bloom in your circumstances. Everyone sees beauty differently but beauty is beauty.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.