Side note: I can remember when businesses took care of their properties in the past, and that these bananas would have been picked up yesterday as they cleaned up their parking lot….but instead let's talk about…
Even so God gave us hope of a Savior right away,
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
1 John 3:1a
Ladies, if you (saved or unsaved) feel like a bunch of old bananas in the gutter, if you feel like you have been forgotten by everyone else, but mostly, you feel forgotten by God, it is time for a reality check.
You are dearly loved by the God of the universe. Look what He has done for you?! He did not do this for everyone else, but for you also. Don't put yourself up on a pedestal, but realize how precious you are to the King of Kings! He adopted you when you chose to accept Jesus' salvation for yourself!
"For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ in accordance with His pleasure and will ---to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding."
As you learn to live in this reality check remember,
"those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons (daughters) of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, "Abba Father." (as a saved daughter of God, you are in a close, precious relationship with God who loves you so) The Spirit Himself testifies with our sprit that we are God's children. (adopted by the King of Kings!) Now if we are children, then we are heirs --- heirs of God and so-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory."
One way to keep our minds in the right place (reality) is to do all things for Him. This keeps our minds on Him.
"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God."
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Praising the LORD with you!