Mom’s flower

My mother-in-law received a flower at church this past Mothers’ Day in recognition of her being the oldest mother in attendance. I planted the bright red flower in front of our house. With a little fertilizer and regular watering, it did quite well. Then the summer got hotter, and the flower seemed to be suffering. There were no more red blooms, and the plant seemed to be starting to dry up. My expectations for the flower were not good, however, I continued to water it.

Recently, the flower has made quite a comeback. The plant has greened up and there are some beautiful red blooms on it once again. The resurgence has been remarkable.

Sometimes we flourish spiritually, and sometimes we go through some dry spells. By continuing to pray and read Scripture and worship and serve, we will eventually start to flourish again.

So, if you are going through a tough time spiritually, hang in there! A resurgence may be coming soon!

“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’”—John 4:13-14.

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