I was gone on the Life Teen retreat Friday morning through Sunday night. When I left home, my jars and pots of dirt had little green shoots in most of them, none taller than 1/2 inch. Last night when I got home, the green plants are now 4-5 inches tall! Wow! Progress. I am one happy dirt farmer!
Also, today is a balmy 40-something degrees, rainy, and melting the snow of this past weekend. As I went home for lunch, I noticed there are some green shoots in my garden (some poor bulbs that take this brief warm day as “spring”). I know they won’t actually grow and bloom for awhile, especially since its supposed to be cold and snowy again tomorrow, but it does give me hope that spring is coming.
I am blessed. There are many many kids I don’t see anymore, many I don’t know what they’ve done with their lives, if they are still following Jesus… and yet, I can look around me and be so thankful that some of those kids I was there for on retreats, Life nights, coffee dates, girls nights, all the small stuff… some of them have grown into incredible adults- far surpassing me- and I can look and be thankful for God’s amazing work in their lives and be grateful that He allowed me to be part of their lives then and see how far He has taken them- and to be privileged to be their friends now! God is good!!