Grow and Prosper
But the godly shall flourish like palm trees, and grow tall as the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted into the Lord's own garden, and are under his personal care. Even in old age they will still produce fruit and be vital and green. This honors the Lord, and exhibits his faithful care. He is my shelter. There is nothing but goodness in him!
Psalms 92:12-15 (TLB)
Georgina Domene lives in La Rioja, Argentina. One day her women's group planted seeds in several flower boxes. Georgina was in charge of one flower box. They agreed that once the plants were about two inches tall, they would replant them in a garden. But while Georgina was carrying the flower box home, the potting soil shifted, displacing some of the seeds from their original rows. Georgina was certain this project would fail. However, after several days of extra special care her little plants were growing. They even seemed to be growing better than some of the other boxes.
Life can sometimes jostle us about, causing disorientation and placing us in situations that make us vulnerable. But we can take heart in the words of scripture: "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness"(Col.2:6-7, NIV). With God by our side, we can flourish and face life's challenges.
Prayer: Almighty God, thank you for the special care you give us. Keep us rooted in the soil of your love so we can grow and prosper, in Jesus' name. Amen.