Everything changed when I was gifted a little twin-bucket of succulents – my first ever “houseplants.”
I spent the next few weeks worrying over those little things, their lives literally hanging in the balance. Or so it seemed.
Maybe they need more water. Maybe they have too much water. Why are they so pale and rubbery? Maybe they’re getting too much sunlight. Or not enough. Okay, the leaves are falling off – that can’t be a good sign.
Then I was gifted a “real” houseplant – a big, beautiful, blooming gerbera daisy.
But, would you believe, just a few days after this disappointing incident, I was reading along, and God explained his object lesson.
All flesh is like grass, and all its glory/beauty like the flower of grass.
The grass withers, and the flower falls/fades.
But the word of the Lord remains/stands forever.
1 Peter 1:24-25, Isaiah 40:6-8