MY WIFE is the gardener in our house whereas I tend to dig up the flowers instead of the weeds, much to her dismay and consternation.
However, I will help her when she needs some heavy work doing.
So, the other day she called me to help her to take a bush, which had gone passed its sell by date, out of a twelve-inch diameter pot.
As we did not want to break the glazed pot, we had to be very careful how we went about the procedure. But after about an hour of gently teasing and tugging we eventually removed the bush from the pot.
The reason for its resistance was that the roots had become ‘pot bound’.
There are some times when our lives can be like that, where we have allowed situations to cause us to be very bound up with the problems which surround us.
In the Bible we read of many times where Jesus Christ met people whose lives were like that bound up pot in our garden, needing a release from their circumstances.
Just before he died on the cross, he said this to his disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.
Whatever situation we are facing right now, let those same words speak into our lives too.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District