A guest post by Johanna.
I was doing a little gardening with my mom a little while ago and I thought about how much we are like the little flowers!
You see, when I plant a garden, I dig holes into the earth and put tiny seed's there. Nearly every day I must go out and water it so it can grow. Soon I will get little sprouts! But with the sprouts come weeds, and if they are not soon plucked, they will choke out the flowers. Every day I must pull whatever weeds I see. If I neglect them for a long time, I will find it harder to pull them out. The bigger the weeds get, the harder they are to kill. Finally, when my garden has flowers, I will trim them and put them into a vase and display them.
This is our life in a way! Jesus is the gardener, and the earth is his garden. The hole that he digs is our home. We are the seeds! Every day he will shower us with the Bible and the Truth. Soon, we will sprout into a Christian! But the weeds are our sins, and the bigger our sins get, the more they will choke out the truth. Soon, we will blossom into a full grown Christian and Jesus Christ will take us from the earth, and put us in his house, Heaven (which is the Vase)!
I have always liked plants and maybe this is one of the reasons!
We all have a bunch of weeds in our portion of the lord's Garden, but he is always there to help us get rid of them by pulling them, and then showering us with his love. We must try to keep our patches pure and beautiful, so when the time comes to leave our patch, he will choose you and me.