One glance at this photo, and it’s just another pretty lake scene.
Oh, and it has a dead vine in it.
But is that all you see? Look at the vine, and see where it lives. Its home is a barbed wire fence.
Who wants a barbed wire fence for a home? There is beauty all around it, and it’s stuck in a barbed wire fence. Also it is leafless, naked and exposed.
Other plants get the lake, the grass, the cows…Our vine here gets the wire.
But think about it a different way… The vine has used the barbed wire to grow taller, greater. In fact, the barbed wire has given structure for the vine to grow. A foundation. The vine needs the barbed wire.
And even though it’s leafless with winter on the way, spring will come again.
When this season has passed, and the warm rains of spring return, new leaves will grow. Flowers will again cover the vine, and fruit will grow. Grapes, I think.
Maybe they will make the sweetest of wine.
And all because the farmer cared enough about the vine to give it a home of barbed wire.