“—ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good—“. Genesis 50:20 John Henry Jowett wrote,”In one of my garden books there is a chapter with a very interesting heading, ‘Flowers that Grow in the Gloom.’ It deals with those patches in a garden which never catch the sunlight. And my guide tells me the sort of flowers which are not afraid of these dingy corners—may rather like them and flourish in them.” I know something better than that. My guide, the Bible, tells me that it is possible for us to bloom in the gloom. Examples of this are many. There is Joseph in Egypt, Job on the ash heap, Daniel in Babylon, Paul in prison, and many more. History is replete with examples of those who displayed great character in the shade of dark and dreadful circumstances. Why should I think it can’t happen with me? Do not I serve the same God? There is hope for you also. Every child of God has the potential to bloom in the gloom. God can take the worst thing imaginable and use it for some glorious good. Don’t believe it? Just look to Calvary.