Posted by: pastordarren | April 30, 2020

God Brings New Life and Growth

During the summer of 2018, I had to completely dig up the Iris bed out front of our house.  I had let the weeds and grass completely overtake the area and you could’t see any of the flowers.  At one time, I tried to go through and dig the weeds out from among the flowers.  I found it easier to dig everything up, separate the weeds from the Iris rhizomes and eventually replant the rhizomes in late 2018.  It took me so long to replant, that I wasn’t sure the Iris’ would grow again.

During the spring and summer of 2019, the Iris’ did grow and I did keep up with the weeks and grasses, but we did not have the beautiful flowers that are what we want to see.  As we went into the fall and winter of 2019, I was thinking that we would not see the flowers bloom again and we may have to start with new rhizomes in the spring.  I did do the trimming and weeding and waited to see what the spring brought.

Well as 20200429_094513-1spring began to come alive, the leaves and plants began to grow again and soon I began to see the beginnings of the flower stems in many of the plants.  Then, just the other day, our first of what looks like many of the flowers opened up!

This reminded me of the scripture that talks about as we do our part in life and the church, it is God who is ultimately in control and it is God who brings the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 says, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”  We have our parts to play, we have our gifts to share, we have our love to give, and it is God’s power that bring growth, healing, and beauty in the midst of our lives and community.


Will you play your part in what I believe God is doing in our midst?  Make it about what God is doing and not about ourselves and the beauty of God’s grace and love will shine through each of us into our world and community!

Peace to all!



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