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Green Leaves

Yesterday as my mother watered her plants, I observed as she picked the dead leaves off the plants. Being what I would presume to be a great annoyance, I pointed out the dying, sun-scorched, dehydrated plants for my mom.

“That one’s dead.” I pointed and wrinkled my nose.
” No it’s not! It goes through a dormant phase where the flower that has already bloomed withers away. But once the petals have fallen off and it’s all gone, it blooms again and produces a really beautiful flower. Look, ” She pointed to a few green leaves, “new growth. No, this is alive!”

Dry, dehydrated, sun-scorched, useless, worthless, ugly, unneeded, unwanted, forgotten…

and yet… there is new growth.

The dead leaves had purpose.

There is Life!

You complete me.


Have you ever thought that the all-sufficient Savior has promised those who walk in blind faith more than our minds can ever comprehend? That the only True Savior renews our minds, even when we feel most useless toward His Kingdom work? The Lord of all dares to touch our hearts, even as we stumble to find obedience. Oh how this soul wishes we Christians would embrace His Truth! And that the world would be different because of obedient hearts. Lord, change me. Lord, change us. All for Your glory. ---------- I am a Jesus-follower, a Homemaker, a Wife of the best man EVER, a Mom of 4 wonderful girls, a missionary in Africa, a Friend, an Encourager, a Seeker of integrity who is unsatisfied with a mediocre walk in Christ, and Blessed beyond any words that I could ever express. Thanks for being interested in my little slice of the world.

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