Scattered and Planted

With Kansas winds and birds, seeds get scattered and planted in surprising places; Hollyhocks in the strawberry patch, Blackeyed Susans in the lawn, Dandelions in the vegetable garden. Left where they landed, they’ll grow and bloom.

Sometimes we, too, are scattered and planted in places we don’t want to be.  When this happens, how do you respond?

For the past 2 months, I’ve watched a dear friend as she has been unexpectedly uprooted and transplanted.  We have cried; we’ve packed boxes, and we have prayed together.  Although the goodbyes were hard, I got to witness her love and devotion to her husband and famiy.  I also saw her faith in God grow, as she depends on Him through this transition. As  beautiful rose buds bloom on brambles with thorns, I have no doubt my friend will bloom where she has been transplanted!  She is a true Prairie Rose!

Have you been scattered or planted in a place you don’t think you belong? Are you waiting and wishing to be transplanted into the next phase of life – graduation, marriage, family, different job, more money, bigger house…, or are you blooming where you are planted right now?

“Neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”

1 Corinthians 3:7 (NIV)

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