I used to think I did; but lately I seem to be buying more replacements for my window garden than usual. And I’m wondering if there’s something I should be doing differently for my poor little green babies.
I set them in the sunshine; angling the blinds just so—filtered light; but not too much to burn their tender leaves.
I water them each week, letting the water run through the pot but not letting the poor plant roots sit in the drainings.
And since my garden sits behind the kitchen sink, there’s plenty of humidity from the dishwashing and cooking pots nearby.
I also have a handy pack of Miracle Gro. The stuff that makes things bloom and grow.
God also has a bag of Miracle Gro; an enormous bag. Sometimes He sprinkles it tenderly from heaven. Other times I think He dumps it all over us. Whatever His technique though, it encourages us to bloom and grow in Him so that when ultimately we leave this life, we become part of His eternal harvest.
We may not be able to see the face of God, but one thing for sure: we know His hands. They’re the muscled hands of a carpenter, pierced for our sake and with brilliant green thumbs, growing us into His likeness.
PRAYER: Thank you Jesus that you were born a carpenter but became our eternal harvester. Thank you for never giving up on growing us into your likeness. Thank you for your harvest. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you have a green thumb?