Monday, March 28, 2016

Not what you'd expect...the impossible.

The grass in our yard is non-existent for the most part.  Our yard is mostly green, but it's mostly weeds.  We've done what we can to grow actual grass, but without success, so we just have the weeds.

Still, I found something fascinating as I went for a run through our neighborhood on Saturday morning.

In the middle of the street, in the unintentionally created holes in the asphalt, something green was emerging.

Away from the nutrients of the soil...
Away from the water of the sprinklers...
In the direct path of cars and truck tires...

In a place where no one on earth would recommend planting anything, there was green grass growing.

How was it possible?

It is not possible.

Not possible, that is, by human understanding and all we know of things that grow.

But I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that God grew that grass in that hole just for me :-)

He might have other purposes in it as well since He is the master of efficiency and always has multiple purposes for his actions.

In one particular area in our life right now, we have been trying to plant, trying to water, trying to get advice, trying to listen, trying to wait, trying to not wait, trying to uproot, trying to settle in, trying to give sun, shade, and fertilizer...

God is not upset with all this trying.  He is not unhappy with all of our researching, investigating, communicating, listening, praying, trying, hoping, waiting...

He wants us to journey through this.
He knows this process is part of our sanctification, part of knowing Him more...

Still, in the midst of the journey, God wants us to trust that He is growing something beautiful in the most unthinkable, the most unlikely and the most impossible circumstances.

In our particular situation, He may choose to plant grass in a place we have never even considered!

Or, he may not.

Either way, I felt like God was reminding me that He is indeed working, even when we are completely oblivious to it.

And His workings usually result in absolutely incredible things that are in fact impossible for us to even imagine.

And thinking about that made me smile.

"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." - Ephesians 3:20-21

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