Seeing the World on this Lemongrass

Therefore, as God’s choose people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14

This lemongrass inside our house is struggling to make itself all green. It was left out in the cold, and wasn’t brought in time before the first freeze in fall. But the site of the green amidst all the browns prompted my husband to bring it inside to revive it.

While all the leaves are turning brown, the site of green is promising. As long as there is green, there is hope that this lemongrass would survive, and still serve its purpose.

While looking at it this morning, I see the world in this lemongrass. While both green and brown leaves are standing tall, not everyone is seem to be living. Some are walking-dead. But while some leaves are brown, I knew that the root is still living. There is hope.

God love the humanity that he hasn’t given up on us. During a child dedication, our Pastor would say that “everytime we see a child born, we know that God has not given up on humanity.” Like this lemongrass, we live in the world where we see real living and loving people, and we also see walking-dead people. Just breathing but not leaving the sole purpose God intended them to be.

I sought to live a life full of purpose. Not caught up with what the world tells us but seeking God’s plan. Not our ways, but His ways.

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