Like raspberriesPosted: June 17, 2012
And suddenly, there be RASPBERRIES!!
Strangely, the raspberries we have been growing behind our shed were not there a few years ago. And no one planted them.
What happened was this: In thinking they were dead sticks of plants, my husband picked them up from my stash (okay, haphazard pile) of projects, and tossed them into the “dead zone” behind our little metal Sear’s shed where we keep our mowers and snowblower.
And within a year we had a copse of raspberries! And the next year there were more. And more. And you get the idea!
To think, I had been so upset to find out he had thrown those sticks away! Yes, I always tease him because he always thinks things are on their last legs only to find out they are just hybernating or resting, or waiting to be rescued. I can tell you many other similar stories… but the raspberry tossing is my favorite. I was so happy to find that The Bouncer hadn’t thrown those “sticks” away in the trash! And what a wonderful treasure for the family to find after believing those sticks were never going to produce fruit or grow ever again.
What an awesome parallel to our lives. Though we might feel beyond redemption, we are able to be saved. Though we might feel alone, we are together in Christ.
As He tells us in John 15:5, Jesus is the vine, we are the branches, If we remain in Him and He in us, we will bear much fruit; apart from Him we can do nothing.
And through Christ we can be like those raspberries, and grow and BLOOM.
And we can BLESS.