Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
Remember when Mary presumed the man she saw on the first Easter morning was the gardener? Think about that. The risen Christ looked like a gardener to one of the people who knew him best in all the world.
As we till the soil of life, whatever it is we’re planting and tending and cultivating through our labors – do we acknowledge that God is ultimately the one who makes our garden grow?
The apostle Paul says in First Corinthians 3 that he planted, Apollos watered but God gave the growth.
There’s a product called Miracle Grow that makes me smile every time I hear it advertised. The whole idea that something I pour into the soil is going to make a miracle or make something grow is ludicrous – unless of course what we’re really talking about is the One who for us was poured out for our redemption.
This spring, as we till and plant and water and tend the garden of life, let us labor alongside the garden and give him all glory for the miracle of our growth in righteousness and for the fruit of faith.