My granddaughter Elizabeth took this picture when she was walking with Linda. I thought it was unusual that flowers should grow in a gutter then and my opinion has not changed at all. It occurred to me that some people are like this flower. They live only for today and their lives are lived in a gutter. Doubt that, well, listen to teenagers today- the language some of them use is atrocious. Actually, I think it is more foolishness that anything else and is indicative of an unregenerated life. Paul puts it this way...
Titus, Chapter 3
3 For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior; 7 that, being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;
You are known by what you say and what you do. Think about both things!!! Like that flower that lives in the gutter, people notice how you live- so does God!!! The Good News is... people can change!!! Jesus can help you "clean up your act" and live like you were intended to live. Like Paul said: "8 This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men; "