"But Jesus looked at them and said to them,
With men this is impossible, but with God
all things are possible." - (Matthew 19:26)
The title of this post was inspired by a song that came on the radio this morning as I contemplated the sorry looking circumstances of my life and felt convicted to look at the things I am thankful for, instead of focusing on the disappointments and frustrations. One of my "miracle plants" caught my eye.
Over the years, the Lord has used my gardening attempts to teach me many
lessons. Usually it's through my tomato plants, and it's something
like how at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Witnessing a Miracle, and More Lessons from the Tomato Plant). But then there was also the beautiful geranium that miraculously survived an almost fatal stinkbug infestation (Feeling Thankful).
This year's lesson was a bit different. The Lord used a seemingly dead indoor plant to teach me volumes about His grace.
All the leaves were gone, the branches had turned brown, and there were no signs of life my eye could detect, and yet I didn't have the heart
to throw it out. Instead, I put it on the balcony and told
the Lord it was all His to do with as He pleased. It could always be discarded at summer's end.
A few weeks later, much to my delighted surprise, I noticed a bit of green on some of the branches, and the tiniest of shoots starting to emerge from the soil.
The plant continued to grow and thrive, and before long, had been restored to its former healthy self.
Just one more example for me to document of how it is never too late, or too seemingly impossible for God to turn things around.
**The song, if you are interested, is "Mended," by Matthew West -- and you can listen to it by clicking on the link.