Never Give Up is what I wrote two years ago. Then Cristina and I started a project to illustrate that there is always hope. Even for a dead plant there is hope!
Cristina’s mother had a plant that had died, a gift from a friend that for some reason was not a friend anymore. We’ve probably all had that sad experience of friendships that have died. But she did not feel comfortable to dispose of it. Lately, she had been watering some other plants, but not the one from the dead friendship. Low and behold, on June 30, 2013 she discovered one little green leaf on it! When the other plants got water, a little spilled over on this dead one!
I told Cristina we should photograph the progress. I was sure there would be new life and I wanted to document it. Here is the story in pictures. There is always hope!
July 1, 2013 One little leaf alive!
With the old, dead leaves cleared, there is space for new growth!
New life is springing up!
See the progress four months later!
April 5, 2014 A nine months cycle of growth.
The dead plant has come alive!
This is my greeting to us today, in full color, that we never should lose hope. I’m sure all of us have things that look impossible. With God on our side, nothing is impossible.
Take the “dead” thing, whatever it is, start watering it with prayer, and see the miracle take place.