When you’re in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried; perhaps you’ve been planted: bloom. (Gabriela Eric)

Sometimes life is so difficult that it may seem that we’ve been buried under unrelenting circumstances. Whether it’s personal, job-related, or a social difficulty, we long to be relieved. But consider this Mexican proverb: They tried to bury us; they didn’t know we were seeds.”

[Those who] delight in the Lord… are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. (Psalm 1:2-3)