*picking a plot to settle*
*tilling the soil*
*building a secure fence with a gate*
*storing away for the future*
On the "good" days I pray the seeds take root and on other days I pray those seeds WON'T take root!
Next we get the opportunity to "build a secure fence with a gate."
Sometimes I'm not so sure about the "with a gate" part, it's a crazy world out there!! Man, it must be hard to open that gate and let them walk out. We're not there yet and I do believe these are the "good ol' days." I won't lie, sometimes I want to open that gate and let them out for about a week or two!! We'll grow into that I'm sure and then I'll be looking for ways to draw them back in, right?! Oh, silly circle of life. When we dedicated Tyler on his 1st birthday we planted a tree. Our whole family was there and each member took a turn to "water" his tree. It was beautiful. I think the "watering" part has to do with the people that surround our children right now. Who is influencing them? Encouraging them? Showing them what the true Jesus is like? We as parents run dry and it's important to have other adults in their life that LIVING water flows from.
What a great experience to walk to the garden and see "harvest time" sprouting everywhere.
The rewards of labor.
The fresh filling.
The relief of tilled, well-planted, fenced in, watered, sunshiny, pruned ABUNDANCE!!
It's what I work for. I read once that children are the living messages that we send to a time we will not see.
"Storing away for the future", that's what we're doing with our children. We're sending these little lives, these souls into a time beyond us.
The next generation sitting on our laps.
God of harvest~give us the strength we need to toil in what sometimes feels like the hot sun of life. Help us find refuge in the shade of Your guidance and leading.
Let Hope be our anchor and Wisdom our Guide.