January 29, 2019

What Are You Orchid-strating In Your Life?

My yesterday was interesting, how about yours? A major winter snow was being forecast to start around noon. The temperature in the morning was -3 F. before the wind chill. We had Canadian orders to ship so we decided to get them to the post office early in the day. When we came out of the post office the car would not start. This happened once before a couple of years ago so we called our mechanic who came right over to investigate. It was not the battery, so I waited for the automobile club to arrive and tow it to the garage. My wife picked up our daughter and they went shopping while I waited for the tow truck. Standing inside the post office, I observed approximately 75% of the people who came into the post office were not wearing gloves or mitts. I wondered if they really knew just how cold it really was. I am thinking I must not be one of those tough Canadians, because my hands were cold even with gloves.

While shopping, my daughter had the opportunity to rescue three orchid plants. The store was trying to reduce their losses by drastically reducing the price and getting something for their offering. My daughter heard the plant’s energetic cry for help and brought them home. Over the last couple of weeks she has been doing a significant amount of research on orchids and now knows what to do to bring them along. I do not think this event was an accident. Her research time had a specific reason and purpose. If our car had started, she would not have gone into that store. It was not on our agenda to go there and she might not have heard their cry for help.

The picture you see is these plants having been taken through a process from being pot bound to where the roots air drying for twenty four hours in preparation to be transferred over to a water culture with the opportunity to thrive once again. When something unexpected in your life happens, do not automatically look to the negative. Look for what in fact may be the purpose for the change that came into your life and celebrate when you discover it. Things which you have been lead to do, may be the preparation for something that is coming your way.

Romans 8:28 reminds us, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

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