And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
This verse may be familiar to you--it is one often shared with others when something bad happens. As my pastor says, "We Romans 8:28 everything." and I know I have used it many a time in difficult situations to give comfort. What does it mean and what does a flower picture have to do with the verse? I was thinking about how God can take dirt, something not so pretty, something that I don't enjoy this time of year because it comes in the form of mud, and an often ugly little seed, throw a little water and sunshine in and He comes up with beautiful, amazing flowers. For those who love and follow God, He does the same thing for us. He takes the ugly stuff, the dirt and creates good and beauty out of it. He adds his touch, even to the things that seem impossible, horrific, deplorable and changes them into something good and beautiful. Do you need the Master Gardener to do a little work in your life? Let him. Trust Him. Believe that He can make everything come together for good.