Sometimes we need to see a lesson rather than hear it.

A few months back Cheryl’s husband took some pictures at work and shared this with her:

“I went for a walk today around work. One road connects two sets of buildings. The road is about a quarter mile long and has been closed for a few years. I was struck by how quickly nature is reclaiming its territory – how quickly things deteriorate when not maintained.”


The road well maintained


The road after not being maintained for a few years, weeds and trees encroach, cracks widen.


Close-up sign of grass growing in cracks, an early sign of decay.


This example from the physical world is a picture of what can happen spiritually.

What can we learn?

  • It takes work to maintain something.
  • Little signs can indicate things need attention.


What do you see in these pictures?