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My Favorite Garden Wonder

This one gets me every time.




A new tendril, seemingly overnight, wraps her little self around something stronger and sturdier to help her climb.

I am amazed how delicate, yet, how strong, she wraps herself in order to grow. I just stare in wonderment how that little new plant knew what it needed to make herself grow higher and hardier.

It’s my all-time favorite garden event.

It is a reminder, each time it happens:

What am I wrapping myself around?

What am I doing to grow higher and hardier?

What do I cling to, that will be in my best interest?


Do you ever ask yourself those sorts of questions?

Because don’t we all need something bigger and better to cling to, to get through life? Aren’t we all trying to grow higher and hardier, in some way or another? Don’t we want that something, that is stronger than ourselves? I’m hard pressed to believe anyone who says they don’t.

That is why my little garden, my little new plants, remind me of my faith in Jesus.

Maybe they can for you, too.

Maybe, together, we can envision Jesus offering His hand to us, as a father does with his daughter, and we reach up to take hold. We coil ourselves, delicately but strongly, to His love, and mercies, and grace. We cling to His strength, instead of ours. We cling to His foundation, instead of ours. We cling to His sturdiness, instead of ours.

In order to grow…




As the children of God we were made to be.

"I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my right hand."

Isaiah 41:10


Abba, Father, thank you that I can wrap myself onto You. I so desperately need that strength in my life—Your stronghold—that I can cling to, in order to grow as You want me to grow. May I always be like that little tendril—knowing You are where I can hold on to.


"When our lives are filled with peace, faith, and joy, people will want to know what we have."

David Jeremiah


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