Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Growth can mean so many things, but what comes to mind is a Bible verse I read which was a paraphrase of Matthew 6:28.  It said to consider how God takes care of the lilies of the field, who grow in dark and difficult places.   Though we would like our growth to be with ease, often it is the straining, the turmoil, and the pain that produces the most Christlikeness.  This lone pine stretching out of a rock at Lake Tahoe illustrates that to me.

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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

  1. pattisj says:

    Plants grow out of the craziest places. Good example for the prompt.

  2. Thanks for sharing your spiritual thoughts with us. Great photo and reminder that growth doesn’t always come easily, but it does come. God is good.

  3. Monika says:

    I love the picture of the tree at dusk – I recognize it as the cover photo for “Very God of Very God” on iTunes!!! 🙂

  4. Great photos and thanks for the spiritual lift!

  5. it’s very beautiful… 😉

      • welcome po. and i miss being here more often. you always have a way of putting things like “the lilies of the field, that grow in dark and difficult places.” i love that… 🙂

        hope things are well with you. hugs and affection from this end, ms. lily. it’s rainy season in the phils and things are often damp, dark and dreary, ahaha. but i smile, of course… cheers! 😉

        • Glad you can smile in the dark and rain. WIsh we had a little here. Apparently, yesterday when I took a quick nap, a quick squall came through. I missed it!

  6. gingerbreadcafe says:

    Lovely pictures, I always have a kind of admiration for plants that have taken hold in seemingly barren places.

  7. Lindy Lee says:

    Shows how strong roots can be…

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