“Praise be to God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of the dead. ” I Peter 1:3 NIV
The stump was old, scarred and ugly. It stood in the middle of the lawn like a sore thumb; the only reminder of a once majestic tree. Then my sister placed an old wagon wheel to rest on the stump and planted flowers – beautiful flowers that cascaded over the old stump and transformed it into a thing of beauty. Recently, when I was visiting my sister’s home I was admiring the old stump and the amazing transformation when God reminded me to pray.
“Help me Lord to remember your answer is not always yes, that when one door closes you open another one. Help me to lean on you and follow your lead and not get to far ahead of you. Again, help me to bloom where I am planted and to look around for ways to serve you wherever I am. Thank you Jesus!”
Connie Willems August 2014
Sometimes dreams die and we must replant and move on.