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How many times have I done it? Indoors. Outdoors. Trees. Bushes. Flowers.
How many times have I tried transplanting some live plant/flower/tree and watched it wilt/wither/die?
How many times have I given up too early? Not been patient enough? Not been careful enough? Not given it one more chance? Not had enough fertilizer?
Luckily, our Gardener plants with care, gives it another shot and is full of sh…..manure!
He replied, ‘Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it.” – Luke 13:1-9
That’s our Gardener! He responded after the land owner wanted to give up on us. Toss us away. But not this Gardener. One more shot.
This story is preceded by that same Gardener inviting us into a life of repentance. Change. Returning. Turning directions back to One who is full of nutrients and manure for us! The good stuff. The rich stuff. The best stuff.
That’s our Gardener.
What can we do this week to help the process? How can we return? How can we make space and room for the great ….manure…that the Gardener has to offer?
Let’s not give up. Let’s not throw in the towel. Let’s not settle for death.
The Gardener certainly doesn’t!
Lord, thanks for not giving up on us . Amen
Be well, safe and blessed!