Thursday, March 22, 2012
Adventures in Gardening ~ Seeds
It's true in our own lives as well. Sometimes God reminds us of one of his promises, or we're convicted anew by truth we had forgotten or ignored. At first we may not see life springing up in us, or those around us. But the seed of promise grows as we hold fast in faith. The Gardener tends our hearts, pulling out lies, fertilizing with difficult life circumstances, watering with his life giving Word, and the seed begins to grow. Little leaves of hope and joy, faith and obedience poke their heads from the soil of love and flourish.
Patience produces a garden of love, a place of intimacy to walk with the Author of Love; a crop of love to nourish the hearts of the church.
"(Groom) I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. (Friends) Eat, friends, and drink; drink your fill of love." Song of Song 5:1
Today let's purpose to water the seeds of truth planted deep in our own hearts, and the hearts of our brothers and sisters, to partner with the Gardener in faith. Let's look forward to a bounty of love. How can I pray for you as you hold on to hope?