Monday, April 3, 2017

Behold I Make All Things New

The Basil, Parsley, and Chives are sprouting on our kitchen windowsill.  Always a happy surprise to see the little green shoots rising out of plain old dirt. 

Somehow the passage from Isaiah popped into my head this morning as I looked at those delicate stems:  "A bruised reed He will not break, nor a smoldering wick He will not snuff out" 
Isaiah 42:3

When you see the fragile beginnings of any life it makes you more gentle.  The life of the soul is no exception, I suppose.  How exquisitely kind and gentle God must be with our fragile Faith.  He delights in every success over selfishness, every humble act.  Our lives of faith are so bruised reeds on the battleground of spiritual warfare.  Jesus coaxes life from them and protects them from harm if we let him.  

It is we, ourselves, who trample roughly on ourselves and others sometimes..demanding things from ourselves and others that cannot be done or given....without Him.  We have to admit our fragility and place it in his gentleness.  

He looks after these tiny little Basil plants.  He will certainly look after us. Oh we of little faith!


  1. What a wonderful thought provoking post. I loved the point of us being more gentle with new things. It is good to be reminded to be gentle in all things. Yes, we have such little faith and that is a good reminder of where to place our trust.

  2. Sensitive reminder to be gentle! Sometimes it's hard to walk that fine line! Hey, thank you so much for sharing this with ALL SEASONS! Love your post:) So, come Sunday, visit All Seasons again with a post:):) Have a lovely week!

  3. Thank you for this wise and beautiful post!
    Such wonderful photos too: the delicate beauty of spring... And the Basil, Parsley, and Chives are the most important herbs, aren't they? :)
    Have a blessed day!