Flowers You Didn’t Plant

Flowers You Didn’t Plant

We’ve moved seven times in the last seven years.

With a few exceptions we usually end up living in older homes. The landscaping is either dead or almost dead in most cases.

I love plants, but I don’t like spending money on landscaping.

So I’ve learned something. No matter how dead the ground and plants may look, if I start faithfully watering the dirt stuff will pop up. Sometimes amazing stuff.

After our most recent move in May I started watering our pathetic looking yard. A little bit, every day, by hand. My neighbor thought I was crazy. He told me no one had lived in the house for five years. Last year there was a drought. Everything was dead.

But grass and plants started growing. And it got really green. Some weeds came up, but I yanked those out quickly.

I started watering one patch of dirt that I knew had to have held something once. Green shoots started popping up. During the freeze a lot of my hard work died, but something amazing happened with those shoots.

They exploded with the flowers above.

I’m convinced that there is life everywhere, no matter how dead things might look. If you’ll be faithful to nurture and water what you have, you might just be surprised what blooms in your life. At the strangest times. Stuff you didn’t plant. Stuff you didn’t even know you had in you.

Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. Ps. 85:11-12