This morning it looked like this.
Not much change from the last time I saw it. Still small, underdeveloped, and not ready to eat. As I checked on the other veggies before walking away, something caught my eye underneath the leaves of the vine. The deep green bumpy surface gave it away. Moving the prickly leaves aside my suspicion was confirmed--it was another cucumber. But much bigger than its sibling. Here it is.
Jackpot! I was so excited, but a bit confused. Where in the world did this cucumber come from? It seemed like a miracle. I had never seen it growing all the times I was checking in on my runt. Then all at once it hit me...I never saw this cucumber because I was never looking for another cucumber. All of my focus and energy was going into complaining about the one cucumber that wasn't growing well, so much so that I couldn't see the cucumber that God allowed to grow up big and strong in its place.