Do you plant a spring garden? If so, what do you plant?
It’s spring, and I’m getting ready to plant my garden. This year, I’ll be planting basil, oregano, jalapenos, tomatoes and marigolds. I plant a combination of seeds as well as full-grown plants. There’s just something about spring and gardening that makes me joyous. I think my feelings are all about Jesus.
Let me explain a little bit. When God lovingly created the Garden of Eden, there were numerous plants and trees growing there, providing nourishment for Adam and Eve. Yeah, we know what happened in that garden…eventually. However, when I think of plants and seeds, I remember the perfection that once existed thousands of years ago.
Whenever I plant a seed into the rich dark soil, I care for it by making sure it receives sunlight and water. That tiny seed will slowly sprout into a wonderful plant. I love to watch the plant thrive to maturity so that it provides food for my family’s table. Whenever I pick a fresh tomato from the vine or pull a jalapeno from the stalk, I find myself thinking about God providing for Adam and Eve.
I also think about how the Lord still provides for us by providing plants to eat, as well as beautiful, stimulating flowers. Whenever a plant grows from seedling to thriving plant, I just feel as if it’s a miracle, straight from the Lord. Seeing and smelling these wonderful plants makes me joyous, and I’m just so tickled to plant my garden each year.
So, do you plant a garden every spring? If so, what do you plant?
Genesis 2:8-9 (NIV)
8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
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