Marybeth and I started our farm with pumpkins in mind. So we are stoked that only a week after planting day our pumpkins are popping up. It is hard to believe that from this small sprout will come some of the largest pumpkins ever witnessed in North America. But then we couldn’t picture only a week ago that the seed would so quickly produce this sprout.
It is not only with pumpkins that we are seeing results. We diversified our farming operation and added green beans so that all our seeds would not be solely in the pumpkin basket.Our green beans are already sprouting.
Marybeth brought up to me Isaiah 40:8, “The grass withers, and the flower fades, but the word of God stands forever Isaiah 40:8.” Marybeth (who has perhaps heard too much of my exposition) wrote these words:
If you are having a hard time you may want to think about this verse. Are you having a hard time at work? If you do the grass withered. Are the bills getting too expensive? If they are then the flowers faded. But the word of god endures forever. And the word of God says that, God is with you,and is watching you. So next time you think about how the grass withers in your life remember this verse.
We know that our pumpkins will be here one day, and gone soon after that. So goes life. It is a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes (James 4:13-17).
Even as our youngest, Marybeth, and I work together in our garden, our oldest Allison has graduated from high school. In fact, seeing how quickly a daughter graduates has given me extra incentive to plant a garden.
Yesterday, Allison was born. Tomorrow is her graduation open house . . . so I am gardening with her sister, hoping to savor every second.