… taking a seed, or a sapling, or cutting and giving it the right conditions to hopefully bloom.
The Joy it brings to watch the miracle of new creation gather strength and bring forth flower.
So delicate and colourful, intricate and full of beauty. Sometimes even in it’s simplicity, many times not so.
It can give you just the smallest glimpse of just how God may feel as He watches us perhaps? Growing and blooming from a small beginning into something quite extra-ordinary ( I can bet Alece and all Mom’s get this).
Yep – i love gardening!
It’s all the trimming and mowing and hedging and sweeping and weeding those fast growing never-ending unwanted bits that can sometimes really get me!
Just why is it that the unwanted weeds in both our gardens and our life grow so vigourously and keep popping up year after year needing constant effort to keep them in check, under control while the things of rare beauty (to human eyes) are so hard to keep sometimes??
What is HIS plan in all this? Why is the good stuff the most difficult while the ‘bad’ stuff comes whether we want it to or not (Usually NOT!?)
Would any parent intentionally make it Harder to love them? Easier to be tempted away from them?
Why can’t weeds be as beautiful as the flowers – or the flowers as plentiful and vigorous?
Any clues gratefully accepted! 🙂