Destruction – Restoration- Possibilities

new beginnings

 Good Morning!

     The severe spring storm ripped through the gully and hail sliced through the tops of many of our banana trees.    Some were already flowering with the promise of fruit to follow.

For a few days it looked a mess!

David cleanly pruned by a clean cut what he could reach of the destroyed canopy.  He was astonished to find, in  a matter of hours, this new shoot appeared. It may not produce bananas but in its restoration brings hope. It is firmly positioned in a flow of ‘life-giving’ water.   Possibilities are inexhaustible.

This is a beautiful reflection of the Christ-life.   Being pruned by God the Master Gardener  often means we can then produce new life, if lived for Him, and ever watered by the life-giving water from the RIVER of GOD in His Holy Spirit.

Thank God we have a SAVIOUR.   We are a child of a living God. Journeying with Him we know the TRUTH that if we did not sometimes taste adversity, the full JOY of life would not be so welcomed.

Blessings!  Love!  Peace! to you.






About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to Destruction – Restoration- Possibilities

  1. oneta hayes says:

    ” if we did not sometimes taste adversity, the full JOY of life would not be so welcomed.” So true!


  2. Dawn Marie says:

    I often think of this reality when our children are facing difficulty in their own lives. “What are you pruning in them Lord? What new life are you preparing them for?” It’s hard to watch the pain that sometimes is suffered through this process but truly, I have witnessed the great JOY that ultimately follows when this new-life is harvested. Praise God, He knows what He is doing – and His plan is always much more fruitful than I could have ever imagined!! Hugs for this much needed reminder!!


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