I love to watch my Sunday morning gardening shows on HGTV.
This morning they were talking about Gravelia, this beautiful Australian tree that has huge red blossoms. But again, their seeds are so well protected by a huge woody covering sort of like a pine cone that it actually depends on forest fires and then heavy rains to wear down the woody protector to be able to get to the seed.
Another real life example of building character through trials. Without the fires and rain the seed would stay hidden away, never to become a tree.
Isn't it interesting how many parables are out there just waiting on us to recognize them?
How can anyone doubt God when they look at nature?
What sort of people would we be if everything went our way always?
I am thinking maybe shallow rooted like spring flowers in a extra wet spring. Once the heat comes they die because their roots are at the surface instead of deep where the moisture can be found.