faith and perserverence

I journeyed to Houston to be a piece of the return home for Beth. Her home, the church rectory, is such a beautiful and peace-filled space. While I have seen photographs of Harvey flooding this space, it is hard for me to imagine 5′ feet of water inside and out.

What I see today instead–

I see restoration of this place.

Walking around the backyard and through the neighborhood, I see much evidence of God’s creation restored. Mimosa and Vitex trees in bloom.

I see resilience. Potato vine and water lily.

I see new birth. Fig and lemon trees.

I see perseverance. Avocado tree. Rose bush.

I also see a newcomer to the neighborhood – one not entirely welcome. Bamboo.

And I see faith.

On this new day I see hope and promise.

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