Thursday, 27 August 2020 – The Third Day

Good afternoon Church Family

Rudolf and I are planning our garden for the year and purchasing all the flower and vegetable seed that we need. We get to carry on the tradition started in Genesis 1:11-13 when“God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.” How exciting to be following in the First Gardener’s footsteps!

Our garden then teaches us lots about faith. First it’s planting, doing our bit. Second, patience and trust, will they germinate, you begin to realise just how miraculous it is that something that is dead can bring new life unless it is as a result of God’s life giving power. Then it’s dealing with the curve balls that gardening throws at you, pests and disease, will the plant survive but then you realise that God has built resilience into the plants. Then finally the glory of a bloom finally opening or picking your first bean or tomato. God supplies our needs and a harvest. All lessons that transfer over to our faith journeys. If you are looking for a new way to connect to God in this season why don’t you try gardening I highly recommend it!

Blessing

Laurie

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