I enjoy gardening and it is at this point each year that I begin to think on and plan in my mind what I will grow in my garden. I have both vegetable gardens and flower gardens. I can’t get enough of them! I love to plant colorful bushes and flowers. I enjoy seeing the butterflies flit back and forth between their favorites.
I had set a goal for myself a while back. I wanted to have fruit trees and berry bushes on our property for grandchildren to enjoy. I envision them one day climbing the branches of the fruit trees and picking juicy fruits and even eating some while they sit still perched up in the tree.
I dream of grandchildren spending the night and picking berries in the morning to go with their cereal.
I also love planning my vegetable garden each year. In the spring I get the soil ready and plan where each vegetable will go. I plant knowing and believing that these plants will indeed produce for me. And yet…each time I walk to my little garden and see an eggplant or a giant zucchini I stand in awe. The little flowers on the tomato plants one day turn into green little tomatoes and I do know and believe that they will turn red and ripen and yet when it actually happens, I can’t not rejoice!
It makes me think of the lives that I’m praying for…some for over 30 years already. It makes me think of the souls I’ve tried to be a witness to for Christ. Do I believe God’s Word doesn’t come back void? I do. Do I believe God hears and answers prayer? I do. Do I believe that He can turn a sinner from his life of sin and redeem him? I do. And yet…when He does…I stand in awe. All of heaven rejoices…no wonder I can’t help myself!
“Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop – a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears, let him hear.”