Passing other plants, I stop and smell the pot of roses. Ignoring the price tag, I admire the beauty. Even without purchasing it, I can still enjoy the flowers, and the sight the small green tomato plants-- I can still revel in the amazing growth of the herbs, and the musty dirt smell that wafts to my nose.
This year, for the first time since moving to Arizona, we are planting a garden. Tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, squash, and hopefully cucumbers, lettuce, and spinach. I have always loved planting things; the thought of giving something the chance to grow is wonderful... how much more wonderful that God makes them grow! We could plant, and water, and nurture plants until we are blue in the face; but without God's plan, and providence, it wouldn't grow.
God is so good. To give us plants that not only produce food, but are beautiful and peace-bringing. There is something peaceful about flowers. To look out, and see happy blue, white, red, and purple flowers blooming makes this little plot of earth a little brighter.
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. --1 Corinthians 3:7
Are you planting a garden this year
ps-new design--again. yay, or nay? also, I designed (of a sort...) my Mom's blog! go take a peek!