A young woman, who was a great lover of flowers, had set out a rare vine at the base of a stone wall. It grew vigorously, but it did not bloom. Day after day she cultivated it and watered it and tried in every way to coax it into bloom. One morning, as she stood disappointedly before it, her invalid neighbor, whose back lot adjoined her own, called over and said: "You can’t imagine how much I have been enjoying the blooms of that vine you planted." The owner looked, and on the other side of the wall was a mass of blooms. The vine had crept through the crevices and flowered luxuriantly on the other side.
There is lesson for every Christian here. So often we think our efforts are thrown away because we do not see their fruits. We need to learn that in God’s service our prayers, our toil; our crosses are never in vain. Somewhere they bear fruit and some hearts will receive their blessing and joy.
When we have done what we can, God will do what we can’t!
"Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day" by Glenn Hitchcock