Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Why I Like Gardening
This morning I was out side taking pictures for
Monday's post and I found this in my flower bed,
I trimmed my roses on Sunday, and Monday morning
there was this lovely treasure in the grass. My first thought
when I looked at it was, "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; (Matt 6:28)
That is always a verse to ponder on laundry day. :)
When I was a kid we raised among other things, sheep.
In the spring we spent more time in the barns than we
did in our own beds. Even though, I wasn't a Christian,
I had went to Sunday School and I had learned the verses
about Jesus being the good shepherd. Sitting in the barn
with the ewes and the lambs. Those verses would come
back to me, like "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep,
and am known by my own."
When you think of a good shepherd, you think of a person who
would give his life to protect his sheep, a shepherds whole life
is spent looking for good pasture, for protection and the care
and well being of his sheep. As I learned as a little girl,
I had a bummer lamb that was mine. My job was to feed
her every day. When I called her name she came to me.
She did not follow another and she knew my voice. When
I called, she ran to me. She went every where I did and we
were the best of friends. Yes, I was a source of food, but
she would lay her fuzzy little head in my lap when she was
How often have I been like that lamb, yes, I know my shepherd,
and yes, He takes care of me and He protects me
but sometimes this lamb just wants to run to Him and lay
my tired head in His lap and know that every thing is alright.
" It is not for the flock of sheep to know the pasture the
Shepherd has in mind. It is for them simply to follow Him.
(A Lamp for my Feet, p. 63)
Have a wonderful Tuesday.