Planting the Seed

As most of you know, I planted my first garden this year.  I came home on the day of our anniversary, and Seth had tilled the land in the far corner of our backyard.  He told me it was for my garden, and I was so eager to begin!  I went the following Saturday to the farmer’s market and got all I needed to plant tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, lettuce, potatoes, onions, and green beans.  Still, I was excited.  I came home and started digging, planting, and watering.

2 hours later, with a sore back and soiled hands, my garden was complete.  The word “disappointed” does not convey the emotion I felt when I looked at my little brown rectangle, filled with meager green sprouts.  Had I really spent my whole Saturday working on something that looks so bare?  *sigh* Yes, I had.  Despite my initial disappointment, my high hopes soon returned as I looked forward to what my garden would someday produce.

And then, the Lord took over.  He poured his blessings upon Lexington in the form of sunshine and rain, and my garden grew.  

He gave me time and energy to pull the weeds, and my garden grew.  Now, almost 2 months later, I see great potential from something that began so modest, and still my garden grows.

Man’s work has a limit.  We can only do so much with these bodies and minds created from dust.  I worked hard on my garden, but my work did not produce what is found in it now.  God’s work is unmistakable, and unattainable by man’s standards.  I’m thankful that when the Lord begins a work, he completes it perfectly and with greatness. 

Has the Lord begun a great work in you?  1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 shows us what some of us were before the Lord changed our lives.  Verse 11 tells us, "such were some of you."  If He has begun a work in your life, give thanks! His finished product will be unmistakable.  

1 comment:

  1. Great read. I'd love to see the 'before' pic as well. Pretty barren, and such was I.