Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sunday afternoon my wife and I took our usual Sunday drive. The car was all gassed up and ready to go. It was around lunch time so we took a sandwitch and some good cold water. We enjoy looking at yards on our drive. We usually see a garden or two. I really enjoy looking at gardens. You see all types. Some are just starting. Some have small plants just planted. Some have good starts with bigger plants. Most of them are small back yard gardens. When you get out in the country you see bigger gardens. Most of them have very neat rows.Tomato plants are a big item. You see some squash. You see a few pepper plants. These are in the back yard gardens. The bigger gardens have watermelons. They have rows of corn. You see some sweet tomato vines running along the ground. Some times you see people in the gardens. They are pulling weeds or watering tomato plants. A good garden takes a lot of work. You can't just dig a hole and throw in a seed. You have to add a little fertilizer. You may have to add a little water. You have to pull a few weeds.
That reminds me of our Spiritual Gardens. As Christians we have Spiritual Gardens. We accept Jesus as our Saviour. That is just the beginning. We have to get busy planting. We help others along the way. We attend Church. We join others in Bible Study. We begin our Christian growth. We start out as "Baby" Christians and grow into "Mature" Christians. We till the soil. We pull the weeds of sin from our life. We can not just sit still. We have to nuture our Spiritual Garden. The Parable of the Sower is told in Matthew Chapter 13. Read the first 24 verses to find out about The Farmer planting seeds. Get to work on your Spiritual Garden. The Harvest is just ahead.
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