Monday, April 21, 2014

On Growth.

I got this adorable succulent last week, and I am kind of in love with it. I've never tried to grow anything before, so this is very new for me. I know what you're thinking- I picked the very thing that needs absolutely zero care. I've actually read that the less you pay attention to it, the more it will grow and flourish. Sad to say, but that's probably as good as it's going to get right now. I want something pretty to look at, but I'm not willing to put the extra care into it. I can't help but think- I'm so glad I'm not my own gardner. I'm so glad our Heavenly Father doesn't have my outlook on growing us. He's been taking me through a season of experiencing freedom, and growth has been an almost daily occurrence. He's loved me insanely well through each step of the process, tending to places in my heart I didn't even know needed some TLC. He could totally say- "Looks great from the outside.. You're putting up a fabulous front, so I'll let you take care of yourself." But He doesn't. He knows what's happening beneath the soil and I'm so thankful He loves me well enough to restore pieces of my heart I didn't even know ached.

Spring is just the time for that sense of growth and feeling alive, right? So thankful for the reminder of His resurrection yesterday and what that means for me and you. Oh, how He loves us.