God places us in this life, just tiny seedlings in our parents arms. We need to be nourished and loved so we can grow and flourish. Plant seedlings grow towards the warmth and light of the sun. Each of us is also born with a need to grow towards the Son.
As a small plant seedling grows it will be buffeted by the winds, stressed by lack of water or sun, likely trampled under foot, may have broken leaves or stems, or even be uprooted.
If the plant seedling survives these hardships it will grow into a robust and vigorous plant. The stress and hardships it faces and overcomes make it stronger and often it will produce bigger, better fruit.
So it is in our lives. Storms will come. Hardships happen. We will be buffeted and tossed. We will be stressed.
At times we may feel like giving in to the pressures and battles of life. Just throwing in the towel and calling it quits.
By keeping our eyes on the SON, we can survive anything life tosses at us. The rains always come to end the drought. The sunshine always reappears after the flood – usually with a rainbow!
Trials just make us stronger if we are in Him. We can walk more boldly after a time of testing. We can hold our heads higher. Lift our hands high in praise and thanksgiving to the Son. The fruit we bear will be bigger, sweeter, fresher. Our accomplishments so much more fulfilling.
As plant seedlings are fragile and need some special attention and care so do the hearts of our children. And really, how much does that change as we grow older? We still long for the approval of others, the attention and fellowship of friends and family. We all want love and affection. And even if our friends or family fail us in this area, the Son is always there to shine His light of warmth, love and acceptance on us.
Go with God this weekend my friends! May He shine warmly on you and His rain of blessings shower generously on you all.
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