One summer my daughter and I found a nice “pick-your-own” strawberry patch and came home with half a dozen baskets of berries to put in the freezer. For some reason shasta daisies were blooming among the strawberry plants; when we loaded up our loot, my daughter picked a couple of these and tossed them in with our berries.
Once home we were soon occupied with stemming and preserving strawberries and the flowers were forgotten until the evening; by then they looked pretty limp. My first thought was to toss them out, but I decided to trim the ends, put them in water, and see if they would revive. An hour or so later I checked them and was pleased to see them looking “fresh as a daisy” again.
I thought of the song that says, “I can’t take a heart that’s broken, make it over again, but I know a Man Who can.”*
Do you sometimes feel as limp, neglected, and unwanted as a trampled flower? Here’s some great news: the Lord can restore people as well as flowers! And His is not a temporary lift, only to droop and die again. When we put ourselves into His hands, He promises to be a well of water in our lives, springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:14)
Not only singly, but in twos and threes as well—in fact, He gives special attention to family groups. Relations between husband and wife, parents and children, former friends, in-laws, all can be revived and rebuilt by a better plan. “I know a Man Who can!”
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
First published in Canaquest Friendship Newsletter for Women
(*Song written by Jack Campbell and Jimmy Davis)