Monday, 8 May 2017
This page sat on my desk for a little while as I wondered what it was that it needed. Then the little plant was stamped on there and I knew what it was all about.
This little plant looks as if it is growing up between the cracks, and it reminded me of how tenacious plants can be. They can grow in the most hostile of conditions, holding fast to rocks, thrusting their roots deep to get a good grip. They have developed ways to conserve water in desert conditions; to shed water in tropical storms; to gather all the light in shady places and to make their leaves droop when it especially hot and sunny. They grow tall where there is much competition, and stay low to the ground where the wind rushes furiously in.
We need to take a lesson from the plants. We need to hold on to the Rock, learn how to cope with hostile conditions, and flourish wherever we are.