Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Encouragement PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Are you a Tulip?
by T Knight
01/15/10
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Ever look at a tulip bulb? It is hardly worth a description, brown skin, and very onion like with nothing to recommend it. The gardener digs a hole in the barely thawed earth and buries it with dirt where it sits for weeks unnoticed by the casual observer.

But the gardener knows its there and will water it and care for it, and deep beneath the soil the bulb is changing, it is soaking in nutrients from the soil, it is sending out roots, it is coming alive. Hard to imagine that in the dirt, in the dark in the quietness of the earth that new life is formed, yet it is. Soon a young plant will push through the dirt to make its way to the sunlight; the harder it pushes the stronger the plant is. Once it is out beautiful deep green leaves soak up the rays of the sun until from deep within comes a light green bud. A couple of days later the light green bud changes color, it could be anything from deep dark purple to the palest shade of white. And it blooms a perfect blossom a testimony to the wonder of God.

The bulb is similar to us, there is nothing much to recommend us, we are not as glorious as a sunset, not as clever as an ant, not as beautiful as a flower nor as powerful as the wind. And yet our Creator takes the trouble to plant us, He knows exactly where we are supposed to be. He takes the time to dig in the dirt and to gently lay us there. Yes the earth is cold, the ground is hard, the darkness overwhelming and in the stillness we wonder if we are forgotten. We donít feel the water that the Gardener is pouring over us, we canít see the fertilizers that He has mixed in the soil, all we know is that we are there and it feels like we are forgotten.

But something is happening, in the darkness, in the stillness we are growing in the adversity. Soon we have the strength to push through that dirt that is holding us in, and the stronger the adversity the stronger we are as a person. When we break through the pain and the suffering to emerge into the warm sunlight there is great rejoicing for we have persevered. Still we grow, we pull from the dirt what we need in order to grow, and soon in His time we will bloom to bare witness to His glory.

Donít think that you are forgotten when you are in the dirt, know that He is preparing you to bloom, know that the Gardener knows exactly where you are supposed to be and He is there caring for you as you make the journey from a bulb to a blossom.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by T Knight or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 254 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Connie Allen 16 Jan 2010
Thank you for sharing this comparison. There are many that have thought they have been forgotten, but God never forgets us and we need to remind ourselves of this fact when we, too, 'feel' forgotten. We are not forgotten, He holds us in the palm of his hand and no one can snatch us out. Waiting for HIS time for us to bloom is the difficult time for us. Thanks again for writing this and GOD BLESS YOU




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com