This is the house I grew up in. It seemed like such a big house and that blue spruce in the front yard seemed like a Christmas tree! I lived there long enough to realize the tree was growing some because I measured myself with the tree and bit by bit it grew taller than me.
This photo was taken a couple of years ago when my family went back to visit that neighborhood. I hadn’t been there in almost 30 years! The house looked so small and the tree was enormous! It was quite a shock, to say the least.
Growth happens to all living things in the cycle of life. Some things spring up overnight (like dandelions), and other things take hundreds of years (like redwoods). Just because we may not be able to see growth with our physical sight, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t taking place.
People’s lives are like that. We can not see the spiritual growth, mental growth, personality growth, or growth of talents by looking at a person. Only God can see the big picture. Only He knows what we can become.
Bible verse for today: 2 Thessalonians 1:3
“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;”