Meditation for Perfectionists – Thursday July 29, 2021
Growth Begats Growth
2 Corinthians 9:10: “For God…will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest” (TLB).
This afternoon I strolled through a beautiful, lush flower garden. The gardener explained each blossom, seedling, and shrub. There were dainty lilies of the valley, majestic purple iris, sun-splashed petunias, and geraniums the color of red crayons. My childhood favorite, the peony bush was ready to burst into bloom.
Then the gentle gardener showed me a hosta plant with its crisp green and white leaves. This globular plant presented a classic backdrop for the more brilliantly tinted flowers. “Years ago someone gave me one small hosta plant,” she explained. “I put it in the ground right here. That original plant grew and multiplied. And just look what has happened. There are now hostas outlining the entire yard. Every season as each plant grows wider, I break off new shoots and transplant them.”
As I walked away I thought, “O, Lord, make me like the hosta plant. Its fresh green and white foliage adds character and depth wherever it flourishes. May I be consistent in and out of season. And may I mature and grow a sufficient root system to produce other sturdy, healthy plants.”
Growth begets growth, Lord.
Please help me to develop and produce
with consistency and balance.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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