The large stone guards the boundaries between asphalt and forest. The summer storm has delivered a refreshing quench to the thirsty life that clings on in the unlikely spot. Or perhaps it’s not really as unlikely as it would seem to be at first glance. The stone was placed by man. A barrier to keep the cars out of forest and the forest out of the parking lot. But the wind delivered the spores and the rains helped them grow and the moss conquered a new frontier. Now the stone holds water with the help of the moss and its symbiotic fungus. It not only holds the moss but the fungus mines that stone in enough excess that the ferns also found a home. And then the tiny seed of an elm took root as well. It’s long been said that we should grow where God plants us. This sounds like an impossible task at times but when I see the beginnings of a tree as large as an elm grow on what was bare rock just a few short years ago then I know that if he plants me in an unlikely place that he knows for sure there’s more there than meets the eye. That spot is prepared ahead of time with us in mind. No, it’s not easy at first. There’s going to be struggles and times when the rain doesn’t fall or that it falls all at once and the river threatens to wash us away. But if we just hang on one day we’ll be holding that rock in place. If the little elm can make it until it’s roots reach the soil below it is possible that it could completely envelop the rock and both will unmoved in its season.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
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2 thoughts on “Growing Where You’re Planted”
Wow! Thank you for sharing. Yes, we must hold on where God has “planted” us, unless or
until He says move.
Jesus richly bless you!
Because of Jesus,
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Hi Cindy and thank you for your kind words. If God brings us to a place then we know that he’s prepared the way ahead of time. 🙂
Have a wonderful day 😊♥️