Eight months ago, I had practically written this Peace Lilly off as dead. 3/4 of her leaves had turned black & I had to prune her back to just a few scraggly stems. It was pitiful. I almost threw her out, but decided to wait one Spring season to see if she’d start to make a come back.
Did she ever! Eight blossoms. EIGHT! She has had the most fruitful season of her little botanical life. And it came on the heels of a season that nearly killed her.
She’s a reminder for us. So often, our lives will bear the most fruit when we stay steadfast, eyes locked on Jesus, through trial, hardship or pain. There’s a deep work God does under the surface when things above ground may look hopeless, yet we choose to root ourselves in the hope of Jesus. Fruit always comes when the roots stay strong.
I hope she’s an encouragement for you today. If you’re not seeing “life” in your circumstance, dig your roots down deeper into the faithfulness of Jesus. Yield to His pruning & watch what comes.
“Those who sow in tears will reap with joyful shouting.” Ps 126:5