I am VERY new to gardening, but the trouble I have with root vegetables is that you have to uproot them in order to enjoy the food you’re trying to grow.
That feels rather mean to me, after I have spent so much time watering and tending to them— earning their trust, if you will.
And then what happens if you excavate them too early, and performed said cruelty without cause?
I almost cried about my potatoes, tonight.
But, when I asked the Lord about if there I was a message I could take from the potatoes, He reminded me of Phil. 1:6
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.Phil. 1:6
While I felt sad and concerned that I had uprooted my little friends too early, the great thing is that God will not “uproot” us too early.
He will definitely finish the good work He has begun in us, works which He “prepared in advance for us to do.” (Eph. 2:10)
The same verse reminds us that we are God’s handiwork! And so are the potatoes I planted!
And since I’m still here, the Lord isn’t finished with me, yet. 🙂
I am a Promise (Children’s Song)
Here at our (infant) food forest, MeadowArc, my mom has planted tons of fruits, veggies and berries. I do the watering 🙂 What are you growing this summer?
2 thoughts on “Promises and Potatoes”
I love how you related an every-day chore (or something more “earthly,” I guess, since you don’t get to dig up your own potatoes every day 😀 ) to something spiritual. I remember reading a sermon by Charles Spurgeon in which he basically said God is preaching to us in everything we do, whether that’s something as everyday as getting out of bed in the morning or changing clothes, but we just don’t open our eyes to see what the Lord is telling us. Like you and your potatoes – but you saw what the Lord was teaching you through them!
By the way, they look lovely! Homegrown potatoes are so good. 🙂
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Thank you! I like that Charles Spurgeon idea you shared. Totally makes sense and I think that is so true! And they did taste delicious 🙂
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