I was in the garden the other morning tackling a job I had put off long enough – weeding one of the raised beds. As I pulled the weeds out by their roots (ya gotta get the roots!) the thought occurred to me that there were no worms in the bed. Worms are a very good thing in a garden – they are a sign of healthy soil and good growth. It may be a writer’s thing … but, everything I do I relate to a story or a reflection of my life.
As I dug and pulled I began to wonder – if God began digging and pulling at the fabric of my life – what would He find? A healthy foundation with lots of life crawling through or just dead, dry dirt? I continued the task at hand and had all the weeds pulled and the dirt raked – now to the stinky compost bin – I emptied it out and dumped it into the lifeless bed.
All of this “stuff” would help produce good, healthy food to nourish our bodies. I will forgo the analogy that I could use here!!
Later on in the day I asked Sharpshooter why there would be no worms in that bed. He reminded me of the mole we’ve had in the yard – he said those ugly (and they ARE ugly) critters love worms and can wipe out a population of earthworms in no time flat.
The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10.10a
But I (Jesus) have come so that they (me and you) might have life and have it in abundance. John 10.10 b-c
The dirt life – what does your dirt look like? What does my dirt look like?
Here are some pictures from around the house of living things! I find myself wanting to be surrounded by life things today!
Jesus said, I am The Way, The Truth, and The LIFE! John 14.6
I am so blessed and grateful that I am HIS!