"And I pray that you, (your name), being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19
Well, he had done it this time. Why did he trim the plant back so much? His happy-go-lucky ax chopping killed my plant.
With Spring around the corner, i prepared to yank the ugly brown branches out of the ground. But as i got closer, something caused my eyebrows to curve into a high arch.
Green! New green growth! What appeared dead and disgusting was actually alive! The root system was still strong and getting the nutrients and water needed for survival.
And in the next few weeks, fresh greens leaves were aplenty. Now i'm eagerly awaiting for what i am certain will come... spectacular blooms.
Isn't it amazing how things can be brought back to life when given time?
Father, sometimes we feel as dead, ugly and useless as my plant. But thankfully, like the plant, we are still connected to the Root of Life. You, God, are the foundation and sustainer of our life and faith. With a love for us that is wider, deeper, longer and higher than we can conceive, You have the Power to restore, revive and reconnect us. When depleted of the ability to go and grow, may we come, drink and rest in Your Living Waters. In time, we will bloom and be restored to new, productive life in You. Thank You.
friend, we are loved and chosen by God,