We don’t have to look far to see the beauty of God’s creation do we?
Have you ever pulled up a chair next to a lily to watch it grow?
Can anyone honestly say they can take credit for doing something that caused a lily to grow?
(I’m not speaking to owners of green houses here -but wait….maybe I am )
The point I’m sort of aiming for here is that I think God wants us to consider how his creation grows without any help from us…..
and get this…..
even as beautiful as the lily is….he will take even more care with us!
because he is that great!
Matthew 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
I hate to burst your bubble here….but not only has God created something far beyond our capability to create ourselves….neither is he impressed with anything we can do for ourselves because he will do it even better….does that make sense?
Matthew 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Okay, so we can’t see a lily grow……but has anyone ever listened to a lily grow?
Before I lose you to more interesting things on the internet that actually do make sense to you…..please hear me out!
Has anyone ever seen a construction site? Was it quiet? It occurs to me that when ever man sets to building something….he can’t do it without making a lot of noise.
Then, once he is finished…he has to make even more noise in telling the world what he has made.
While I sat in our garden this morning before the sun got out of bed…
things seemed so quiet and peaceful -
Made me wonder just how peaceful the garden of Eden really was!
(no, this does not tell you how great our garden is….just points to how great an imagination I have) :)
Seems to me that man has proven that he falls so short of God’s glory in anything he does…..just look at the noise we make in this world while trying to shape God’s creation into a place we want so desperately to make our own.
Why? Seems to me that this world was never “ours” in the first place…….
When we plant our garden each year….we know that it is not ours.
Just as when we plant a seed of faith in another human being…..we know it is no longer ours. Like a garden….God will make that seed grow.
This earth, this beautiful earth, that smells so rich and full of life when we get on our hands and knees while we plant our little seeds.
I need think no farther than this earth that God has blessed us with each time I count my blessings. Seems to me, all the blessings God has bestowed upon me beyond being to feel, smell, and see this earth he created…are just icing on the cake are they not?
When I see a dog rolling around in the dirt, I smile……
because I know just how he feels! :)
Even though our neighbors may not understand when they see me rolling around in the dirt – I know God does!
Once the hard work is done….
(and while my wife attempts to get the dirt stains out of my jeans……)
God takes over and we watch his glory as it comes forth from the earth.
By the way…..what comes from the earth tastes pretty good too! :)
No fanfare, no noise, no flags or news media…no Facebook posts about how we are growing such a wonderful garden…..
I looked around me this morning and everywhere I looked….God is growing something – making something from a tiny seed we put in the ground.
I lost count after an hour……
so to save time…I just give God credit for everything my eyes can see!
We water the seeds, pull the weeds around them, in every way we can, we nurture the seeds we planted….
but we don’t make them grow.
We just plant the seeds…..and we trust God to do the rest!
Everything God makes is so wonderfully made – don’t you think?