Every year, as I sit in my garden tending to the plants, singing with the mockingbirds, I am reminded that I merely plant and water. It is truly God who gives the increase. These growing vegetables that I started from seed are now bearing fruit because they have been properly nourished, succored, weeded, and protected from predators. I have done my best to be God’s husbandman. This is fruit bearing time up north and I’m sure all of your tended gardens are just brimming with the fruit that’s beginning to mature.
I think about how remarkable it is when my cherry tomato plants are just covered with tiny little tomatoes, getting ready for that first blush of orange. I love watching the tiny little cucumbers, eggplants, squash, and tomatoes begin to grow bigger and bigger. My yard long beans sseem to burst forth overnight. It’s all because that’s how God set it in order when He put life in the seed. It’s all rarin’ to go, ready to bless us with food and beauty.
Don’t forget to thank Him for your garden, for the privilege it is to tend His crops. Be blessed and thankful.
The corn is knee high up north now , my summer bounty is sweet potatoes.