When you approach Cherry’s home, it’s like walking up to a garden of Eden.
Although she lives in a city apartment, her green thumb outgrows her small space.
I love plants, too. We share that.
So when Kay and I visit with Cherry for a few minutes each Wednesday, we marvel at the beauty of her plants.
Last Wednesday night after we handed Cherry her supper, she said she had something to give me.
It was this!
Cherry started this coleus cutting for me. I love it. Now my responsibility is to keep it growing.
It will be my living reminder that relationships are always give and take.
We don’t just give; we receive.
We don’t just receive; we give.
No matter how limited our resources, our hearts can outgrow their bounds.
It’s how God designs it. He’s at the root of every good gift (James 1:17). He loves to bless us around every corner. He just can’t help himself.
God gives; we receive; we pass it along to others.
Around and around it goes.
Although Cherry thanks us for blessing her with a meal each week, she blesses us, too. She’s always kind, always grateful, always looking out for others.
I have the plant to prove it.
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What have you received unexpectedly, when you thought you were the one giving? Please share in the comments.
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