Our landlord/neighbor takes extreme care in our yard. He has beautiful flowers planted and a vegetable garden. I really love planting and gardening but I don’t have much of a green thumb or the money to do any of that, so it is a blessing that we really don’t have to do a thing to care for the outside of our home. We water his plants for him when he goes to visit family and the boys love helping out.
I think about how often God cares for me where I don’t even have to do anything or take note of how things function because of how well He cares for me. My cells in my body are working correctly, I have food on the table and a place to live. He shows Himself to me through those I know and through day to day activities such as watching the weather change or helping me get from place to place in safety. I feel like a plant of God. He gives me His Word and I can grow when I read it, listen to it, live it out, pray through it, and worship Him for all He is. When I am away from Him I feel myself withering and needing water and sunlight. I am so thankful that He provides even when I feel at a loss. I am so glad Jesus was sent to save me. Thank you God for all you do, when you don’t have to do anything at all! If He so chooses to take things away from me, I still hope I can find things to thank Him for and hope to find worship in every circumstance.
“The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” -Isaiah 40:7-8