Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Gardener

I’m a terrible gardener. Plants are always dying on me, flowers hardly bloom, and my vegetables come out looking like mutant runaways from another planet. I did, however, have brief success with a succulent. I managed to grow a small carpet of pigface amongst the weeds of my garden. It bloomed into the most vibrant orange flowers I’d ever seen in my life.

This photo is not doctored in any way. It shows their true colour in sunlight. They seemed like little flames of glory in my broken garden. They didn’t last long but afterwards I successfully grew a pink batch. These are the flowers you see all over my blog.

Needless to say, God is a better gardener and we are even more beautiful and special to Him than the pigface was to me. Our Lord carefully tends to our needs, ensuring we never grow thirsty. He removes our weeds and makes sure we grow strong in Him. When we bloom, we shine with His glory. We stand out amongst the ruin like beacons to His nurturing love.

Praise be to God.


arlee bird said...

Me too! I am the plant killer. However, I have found some hearty plants that seem to survive despite me. They just grow in my back yard so I keep the weeds cleared around them and they seem to survive year after year.
Those are some beautiful orange flowers on yours.

Lynda Young said...

I think that's part of my problem. I let the weeds take over. Then I go on a mission and decide enough is enough. In a frenzy, I clean up all the weeds...only for them to all grow back again.

Rose said...

Those flowers are stunning. I love flowers but not always the best at giving them the proper care.
Amen to the Master Gardener!