By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
This photo is from a few years ago. It was the spring that growing cats was easier than growing flowers. You all remember that year, right? Ha! No matter what I did or what I set out in that planter, the cats invaded the space and claimed it as their own.
So many of you have struggled so very hard this year just to keep some sense of normalcy. However, it seems that no matter how hard you’ve worked, how diligently you’ve tried, your efforts have failed and other things have moved in on your otherwise simple life.
We have blamed a lot of the nonsense this year on the coronavirus or simply on 2020 itself. But the truth of the matter is, sin is just as rampant this year as it has always been. And with sin comes selfishness. We want what we want, we want it now, and we want it all to ourselves Our plans fail and we pout. Don’t think you do? Just think back on everything that has hit you this year, from forced time off of work, sicknesses or surgeries, distance from family and friends, not to mention the crazy political nonsense we’ve dealt with all year long and will continue to hear in the weeks ahead.
If I had worked harder at keeping the cats out of the flower box, I would have had some nice petunias instead. Perhaps if I work harder at keeping the nonsense, the aggravating thoughts, the selfish woe-is-me attitude, and of course the sin out of my life, the remainder of this year will be a little brighter.
Whether you grow flowers as intended, or you grow happy healthy cats instead, do your best, work your hardest, and hold your head high as you look to the Lord for strength. For the child of God, joy truly will come in the morning.
Just a thought.