This desert living plant is a symbol of endurance and perseverance amid all circumstances. The cactus is not moved by any extreme and it even blooms despite the harsh elements.
Since the fall of man, sin and suffering entered in, causing this desert we live. The elements we are exposed to are harsh and painful. A desert lacks sufficient water and has extreme pressures of heat, many living things can’t endure under these extremes.
We cry out to our creator, “How do we endure this?”
He says, “This was not the original design. You weren’t made for the desert, but fear not, because I have a master plan of rescue so that you can endure through it all. At the cross I set it right. The debt was paid. I took your debt upon myself so that you would lack nothing. You no longer have to try to endure on your own power. I conquered sin and death and you have my power to sustain you.
They meant it for evil, but I meant it all for good.
The cactus stores up water. The water you need, is found in the Living Water, Jesus. This Living Water will never leave you thirsty.” You have a well that will never go empty no matter how dry or neglected the circumstances may become.
You will persevere. Just like the cacti, you will bloom in due time. Nothing will prevent this. I will protect you because you know my name and have tasted this Living Water.”
When you look at this cactus, may it be a reminder of the strength that you have through Jesus who endured and conquered the dry and painful desert. You are not alone. He is helping you. He is preserving you. He is upholding you.
For we do not have a high priest who is not unable to empathize with our weaknesses. Hebrews 4:15
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your life be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7
In due time you will reap a harvest. Galatians 6:9
God is with you!