Coming Back

by | May 7, 2016 | Christ-in-me, Christ-in-us

The plant that “would grow anywhere” looked dead as a doornail. The flowers behind it weren’t looking so good either. Limp and fading, they appeared to be on their last leg, too. Ironically, the surrounding weeds were thriving, growing great.

Fading, limp, wilting, or a goner. Have you ever felt this way, in your spirit, body, or emotions? I’ve been there, and I have learned the truth of the principle of being rooted in Christ.

This plant was sprayed with an insecticide, but the large dose burned it. For us, circumstances, relationships, job situations, can batter, or burn, us pretty good sometimes. That’s life.

On the surface, what is visible, is what I call “in the night”. Things seem dim, cloudy, even dark. But God is not a God of confusion. No matter what is going on, He is still sovereign, still watching over you, and involved in every facet of your life, working all things out for your good. (Romans 8)

On either side of this burned-out plant are two sturdy, older bushes, and the roots of the plant have grown deep down into the soil below. This plant will come back. It will have fuzzy green leaves again. It will have bold sunny yellow flowers.

Stay rooted and grounded in Christ. In Ephesians 3, Paul says, “May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.”

Persevere, no matter what. Hold on to the hem of Jesus’ robe, to His mighty and powerful name. We will not only be survivors, but we will flourish.

That is good news.

Sally I. Kennedy


Coming Back