Fully grown. Green. Ripe. Full of lively enzymes and ready for the eating. It is cut.
Chopped off it’s root.
4 days later…still growing……
about ten days later…..grown enough to be chopped down and eaten again.
I was amazed. And yet, not totally surprised. Mostly, I was lamenting over all the stumps of lettuce I had thrown out over the years(!). What a cool picture of us…
We are often cut down, cut off, chopped…..yet, we are not destroyed either. When we place our wounded, cut down self in the Living waters: the care of the Holy Spirit and the living WORD….we grow. We are restored to life again….we grow and grow and grow…and eventually, we are ready for use again. We are restored and able to be used by God; healthy and stronger. Like the new baby leaves of the lettuce stump, we are sweeter, and tender, and made new.
Are you feeling like a cut down stump of lettuce – often readily thrown to the garbage heap? Plunk yourself in the Living Word and drink-in it’s life…and don’t be surprised when you begin to grow. It is God’s delight to grow you!
Psalm 1: 3; John 4:14