Learn From the Geranium

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

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My wife, Barbara, loves flowers and gardening. I like them too, but I don’t like planting, weeding, or watering them. Basically I have a brown thumb.

On the front step she has a nice, red, potted geranium plant. It really is beautiful. Have you ever wondered why? If you were to water it, wait for 2 or 3 days, then gently pull the plant out of the dirt, chances are much of the dirt formed by the pot would come up and out with the plant.

The reason is that the God-designed beautiful plant has be drawing its very life from the dirt. Simply put, the roots nave been clinging to the soil. 

I think our relationship with Jesus is to be reflective of this. We are to spend much time with Him, reading and studying His Word, and praying to and fellowshipping with Him pretty much as a way of life.

The roots not clinging to the soil, when pulled up will easily become disengaged from the soil. This never to be the life of a follower (disciple) of Christ. Let’s pray for each other today that we would cling to, remain, or abide in the Lord and His Word. There is just no other way.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”  (John 15:5 ESV)

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