One day last week, before the great snow fall, I decided my bird bath needed a clean so I removed the top to give it a scrub. Imagine my surprise to find that inside the hollow base a plant that had been growing and seeking for light had reached the top. It was spindly, twice as high as normal but was producing a flower despite very adverse conditions. Deprived of an essential for growth yet still making the effort – what a lesson for us!
Conditions sometimes in life are far from ideal yet it is still possible to succeed. King David found his life to be similar yet he said that God was always with him and in one of the Psalms he confirmed that “even in darkness light dawns for the upright”.