Rooted in God’s Love
by Sue Muessig 22 February 2021
I have heard many people say that they have found this lockdown harder because the darker days and the colder weather mean that we haven’t been able to go outside as much. I definitely enjoyed having time to work and relax outside in the garden last year. I am not a particularly good gardener, but I try. Time is usually a problem, but last year there was no excuse, and I was able to keep on top of the weeding!
A few years ago, we were blessed to be given some snowdrops by Moira. I didn’t think that I had done a very good job at planting them as only a couple would ever appear and last year I was worried that I had got rid of them by accident with my excessive weeding! But I noticed that we have several appearing this year and it really made my day.
I have a children’s book called Indescribable which I have used for prayer activities etc. I was reading about the way God creatively made the various plants with the different resources they need to survive and get the nutrients they need whether they are in our gardens, the arctic or the rainforest. God created them to bloom where they were planted.
“If you are having the absolute best day ever, it’s easy to bloom with happiness and thankfulness. When you are having the worst day ever it’s a bit tougher. But you can always be thankful for Jesus! Put your roots in His love, let God’s word feed you, and reach out to the world around you. Before you know it, you’ll be blooming right where you’re planted”
In lockdown we have had to learn and develop new ways of sharing together, encouraging each other and reaching out to our community. But even in our current situations God can help us to bloom right where we are planted!
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Song - Do not worry Ellie Holcombe
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