Monday, June 23, 2008
So, I was in my garden tonight, weeding. If you've ever weeded a garden, you know how tedious and time consuming it is. I mean, I was in there at least an hour and I got maybe quarter of the way finished. I admit, I haven't quite kept it up as much as I should have. But anyway...since I don't have ear buds for my phone, which is my mp3 player, I was sitting there weeding, and thinking...First, I still am amazed how awesome God is. He takes this little itty bitty nothing, a seed, and has everything it needs to make it a beautiful plant that produces fruit. I planted those seeds with my own hands and now I have corn stalks almost up to my shoulders. So as I am gardening, I continually think about how our lives are like gardens. You have your Creator aka Gardener who can take a plot of nothing and make it "Something". The spot where I picked for my garden didn't have anything growing there...not even grass... It was useless...at the time. But through some hard work, I gave it a purpose. I planted lots of little seeds, and even mapped out what I had planned for it. Hmm...sounds a lot like God to me...He takes us, who without Him are 'nothings' and 'useless' and he plants these seeds. First, we're exactly like the seed. Everything that forms us is known from the beginning. Before we're this huge fruit/vegetable/whatever producing plant....we start so small. So anyway, then I'm in there, weeding...and let me tell you, a weed is such a pain in the rear. You can pull the top of the weed off no problem, but the problematic part is the root. That little bugger just holds for dear life into that dirt. But the useful plants, they come right out. Hmmpf. Wonder why that is.... But think about it, what in life is the hardest to get rid of? Our "weeds" in our life....jealousy, anger, gossip, sarcasm, negativity, bad language, ....etc... Sure, we can hide them, just like pulling the tops off the weeds, but the problematic part is still there....it's the root...the weed will just come back if the root isn't dealt with. It's kinda like God is there, and He's trying to weed the bad stuff out of our lives and we are too stubborn and are holding on to those weeds. Or maybe we just let him pull the tops off and it just comes back. And the bad thing about weeds is they over run the garden and take away from the good stuff going to the good plants...or good parts of our life. So anyway, I'm not sure my point, but all I know is I see such similarities in gardening and life. God is awesome and can show you little things in everything we do that may just be your "ah ha!" moment. Thank you Lord for your continual weeding...and seed planting.. :) You're Awesome!!
Posted by Jessica Louise at 10:04 PM