Monday, July 13, 2009

A Watered Garden

We have gone from extreme drought conditions in our part of the country to extraordinary drought. We are desperate for rain. The heat from the sun is unrelenting - triple digit weather for days - making it difficult for anything to survive. Our lawns are drying up and water restrictions allow for watering only once a week. With so little water, it is a losing battle. The grass is turning brown; it is dying.

We are allowed to water with a hand-held hose, and while there is simply too much lawn to make that possible, I have been drenching the flowers in my little flower bed with life-giving liquid whenever they begin to droop. They are doing well. In spite of the conditions surrounding them, they continue to grow - a picture of life in the midst of devastating circumstances.

They are a visual reminder of what the Lord wants to do in my life. There are times of drought; times when circumstances overwhelm and I struggle just to make it through the day. The assault can seem relentless at times...

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