I’ve passed this scraggly little rubber rabbitbrush nearly every day on my morning walks or irrigation rounds. I’ve never given it a second look until a few days ago when I saw that it was blooming! All of its other rabbitbrush friends and relatives started blooming in August and have long since gone to seed. I don’t know what this little shrub had to overcome that the others didn’t. Maybe its roots were assaulted by a bug, maybe someone ran over it, or maybe the dog peed on it one too many times—I don’t know. But it persisted and overcame, and even though the mercury plunges below freezing every night, it’s blooming bravely!
“Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” ROMANS 12:21