My friend Stuart Funke took this photo of mushrooms in his yard in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Did you know that mushrooms grow on your lawn when conditions dampness and the availability of organic waste are conducive to their growth? Mushrooms are fungi that thrive on dead organic matter so they’re probably growing on dead roots that are decaying or old scraps of wood that were buried or covered by soil. (www.ask.com)
Spiritual parallel: Where do you see decay in your life? That’s the very spiritual ecosystem in which your new dream’s mushrooming! Father God loves to take rot and breathe new life into it. Think back over times when you felt like your life was decomposing. Didn’t God redeem the season with much-needed switch-ups? Betcha all the mushrooms in Stuart’s yard that He did. (I’m making an educated guess that even if I lose that bet, Stuart will let you keep the mushrooms anyway.)
The 45th Parallel is a series of blog posts exploring spiritual parallels in everyday sights. I invite you to email a photo you’ve taken that depicts one and tell how it illustrates overcoming; forgiving; encouraging; or our relationship with God. It may be featured in an upcoming blog post!
When did a time of death turn out to be the a source of life for you?