April 5, 2021
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 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 gardener and give him all glory for the miracle of good soil of our hearts, tilled by his hand, planted with the seed of His Word, tended by His Spirit, washed and sustained by His living water, stretching toward the radiance of His glory, growing up in every way into Christ, producing a harvest of righteousness to Him.
Miracle grow, indeed.
Dan DeWitt – Cedarville University & Theolatte
It’s time for Dan’s Weekend Worldview Reader…except this time, it’s the Easter edition! He and Carmen discuss how the church is there but where all the people, the first Christian creed, and 3 reasons to believe in the resurrection (all three posted on theolatte.com)
Collin Hansen – The Gospel Coalition and Author of “Gospelbound”
Collin Hansen serves as the vice president of content and editor in chief of The Gospel Coalition (TGC), where for the last decade he’s overseen all content, including books, conferences, articles, podcasts, newsletters, social media, and more. In this book, “Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age,” he and Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra explore how to cling to hope when the unchanging claims of our faith collide with a changing culture. For more information on this book click here.