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My dear husband woke me up this morning with these words:  “The sun is up.  It’s time for gardening.”

The torrential rains have passed.  It’s time to weed again… and to thin out the overcrowding.

Sometimes too much of a good thing can become a bad thing.  When order becomes overwhelm, and there’s not enough space for each plant to flourish.

“I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Gardener.  He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”  (John 15:1-2)

We are seeing some flowers and eagerly watching for the fruit… or, in this case, the vegetables.  A lesson in patience?  Like the “watched pot” that never boils?  🙂

“I am the Vine, you are the branches.  If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”  (John 15:5)

We have planted the seeds.  We (and You, Lord) have watered.  We can see much growth — explosive growth — that we cannot explain and did not orchestrate.  I’m sure there is also much growth — explosive growth — that we cannot yet see.

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.  For we are co-workers in God’s service…”  (1 Corinthians 3:6-9a)

Co-workers in God’s service?

Yes, indeed.  The Son is up.  It’s time for Gardening!  🙂

Abba’s Girl

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