Hanging in there

The other day I was walking across our yard and among the dead leaves and sticks that serve as relics of past life (and hope of future life) poking through the leaves, I saw one little lone plant standing proudly with all the leaves still on.  After six weeks of overnight frosts and over a half a foot of snow, all the other plants have been overcome — given up.  But this one little plant is hanging in there.

Nobody will throw it a parade.  It was just by chance that I even noticed.  But I love that it is still standing.  When I saw it, in a strange way it gave me courage.  I could easily blog today about the hope of the dormant lilac sticks poking through the winter ground, but I thought perhaps this one little plant might also give you the courage to hang in there when the “leaves are dropping” all around you.


I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2





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