Dad recently discarded a Hosta plant that just wasn’t doing well where it was planted. It was dying. So, he did what anyone would do. He got rid of it, throwing it into the rocky area behind some trees in the back yard. A few weeks later he noticed that the plant had somehow re-rooted itself. It’s like the plant wanted to prove it could survive even the toughest treatment and the injustice of being misunderstood. The plant not only survived but thrived, like God had done a miracle of regeneration and renewal in the face of people giving up on it.
Dad, in his mercy and grace, helped the plant. It is now doing very well after being repotted in new soil by his generous hands. Even after being devalued and disgarded, it is flourishing in a new place, blossoming to God’s glory. With new soil and a new setting it has become a beautiful plant, growing like it was totally regenerated. It just needed a replant with change that granted renewed opportunity.There are people and forces in the world who would like to see you deleted and discarded. You've been misunderstood. People have sometimes given up on you, or someone you know.
Don't give up on yourself or others.
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Cor 5:16-18)