Friday, September 25, 2015

Finishing Touches: New Growth!

Since January, the view out of my back (kitchen) door has been dirt.




Today, a new color caught my eye.




New growth!


This whole project has been a timely, God-sent illustration. And how appropriate that the new growth day is also a new hope day in my recovery. It's tender, like this new grass, but it's also rooted in Christ. And he is a wellspring of knowledge and wisdom, and I am overflowing with thankfulness (see Col. 2:3, 6-7).


This verse from Isaiah is what came to mind this morning, as my eye caught hold of a new color...growing out of that dirt pile that has been my backyard for 8 months:


“But forget all that—
    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
19 For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?

I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
20 The wild animals in the fields will thank me,
    the jackals and owls, too,
    for giving them water in the desert.
Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland
    so my chosen people can be refreshed." Isa. 43: 18-20


Where are you seeing new growth in Christ? I'd love to hear!

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