Generation to generation there is great wisdom and help available from both those who have walked our path before and those who see the journey from a fresh new perspective. This blog is to help connect the generational wisdom needed to be the best wives, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, friends and mentors that we can be...from a Biblical perspective. Join the conversation!
happy summer time diversion from our normal routine is in the form of a
vegetable garden this year.Other
summers have included the likes of making a winding cobble stone path through
our back yard, a cement square patio and planting many fruit bushes and
trees.We figure if it is taking up
room, energy and the infamous Fortuna summertime water bill, it might as well
be producing something of value besides being ornamental.
pull up weeds in our vegetable garden, harvest the snow peas and pluck fat
blueberries off the bush my mind races with many parallels to the life of
faith.No wonder we read of many
comparisons between the agricultural life and our spiritual lives in the Bible!And, making the parallels more concrete is
the fact that I am no expert gardener.Some people say they have a green thumb and some a black.I’d have to say I have a very dark green
thumb – somewhere in between.My great
gardening ideas don’t always work out.Did I mention that this is actually our second garden this year?No, you well know that Fortuna does not have
a long season in which to have a double harvest.Our first garden froze…despite my habitual
mother-hen care.We started over after
our particularly wet cold Spring and are now reaping the benefits of our second
(or in some cases third) plantings.Expensive vegetables they may well be, but they come from our yard and
there is some kind of feeling of triumph when the veggies come to full maturity
when I carry them into the kitchen.Oh!Spiritual parallels all over
the place, and me with a dark green thumb!
about you? How is the garden of your life right now?Is it a season of planting – waiting in faith
for prayers to be answered without visible results?Are you watering – just nurturing those
entrusted to your care and attending to their growth? How about the “miracle grow” season – some
area of life has lost its nutrients and it is time to fertilize and add to the
soil so it may someday produce a bountiful crop. Is it a time of weeding – unearthing those
energy consuming distractions that would drain life away from that which is
most important?Are you going after the
gophers?Are there persistent irritating
issues in life that need to be dealt with and you have declared - the time is
now!Is it a time of harvest for
you?You have planted in faith, and consistently
shared the love of Christ with someone and now you are able to see the visible
rewards of your labors?There has been
fruit – someone you care about has come to Christ and is growing in the faith!It is a season of rejoicing!
Bible says, “there is a time for everything, a season for every activity under
Whatever season we may be in we can be sure that if we are seeking the Lord with an open heart to His Word and listening for His still small voice, the word "growth" will be a part of our season!