It’s been so interesting walking past the fields of crops each day – and watching the steady growth and the changes they bring.
Walking – past the fields where the sugar beet is growing – I was struck by how much growth there was above the ground – the abundance of leaves – yet it seems as though in most cases these leaves just go for waste.
It made me ponder – how much is so often hidden – there can be plenty to be seen ‘above’ – yet what is happening ‘below’
My life is rather like that – so much can be seen on the surface – but just how much of what is seen is ‘worthless’ and – what is happening underneath – is there good growth there?
Some of the tops of the sugar beet can just be seen – showing that growth has been happening – there is a wealth of goodness there.
I can present a picture of good growth – simply show to others the ‘leaves’ but at the same time am I producing something worthwhile – am I growing strong – my heart pure – my attitude right.
I’m so glad that God sees ‘beyond the leaves’- not only does He see the growth – He sees the value of the growth beneath.
He’s the One Who nourishes that growth – gives of Himself – that I might be strong – the One Who sees the potential in me too – knows just what lies beneath the surface – and encourages me to be who He made me to be.