I am amazed at plants. The variety God created seems to be endless: tall saguaro cacti, tiny yellow buttercups, giant California redwoods, little purple violets, maple trees that turn so beautiful in the fall.
Plants are strong, too. Have you seen a sidewalk that is uneven because tree roots have pushed up the concrete?
“The heavens declare the glory of God” and plants do, too. God’s creation teaches us many lessons. What can we learn from plants? People are like plants. It’s not only plants that have great variety. So does the human race. People are strong, too. So many have overcome so much and come out victorious.
Plants seem to want to grow so much that they grow almost anywhere. People who really want to grow can do that, too. They can grow anywhere. We may think our circumstances need to change, but what really needs to change is the desire to grow. The next time you see a little plant growing in seemingly impossible circumstances, remember that you can, too.
Think about how much children want to grow and how proud they are when they reach a milestone! Thank you for nurturing your tender plants.
He [Solomon] spoke of trees,
from the cedar that is in Lebanon
even to the hyssop that grows on the wall;
he spoke also of animals and birds
and creeping things and fish.
Men came from all peoples
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
from all the kings of the earth
who had heard of his wisdom.
1 Kings 4:33-34