July 15, 2021
Today’s Encouragement is 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
He is patient toward you –
In a rare moment of gardening interest many years ago, (which interest faded very quickly!) I planted a few bushes and trees around the house. Most died quickly, (hence my limited interest in continuing such folly…) but one bush sorta held on, by a hairs breadth, to existence. It was planted just outside my office window. I vaguely remembered it was a flowering bush, and had a very pretty picture when I ordered it, many years ago. It never really did much. At times I’d think – I should get rid of it, and at times, ‘maybe this year’ but generally an early Texas frost would rob it of any chance to bloom. I think it’s been at least 10 years.
But now… this year, the Bridal Bloom Spirea (had to look up the name again!) has finally blossomed! And it’s beautiful. For more than ten years it has tried to reach its present glory… and finally it has.
For years it was non-descript, scrawny, unattractive. Till now.
Friend, Is it possible that God knows what a beautiful work He is doing in your life, and that at some point in time He will see you as this bush, In full bloom?
He is patient! He has time!
Trust Him! Rest in Him!
He who began a good work