Reconnect One: Miracle Grow
Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? 21st century gardeners use everything from coffee grounds to compost to egg shells to fish to enrich the soil and encourage the production of more abundant crops.
But if you’re desperate, there’s a commercial product called Miracle Grow. And it really works!
Let’s apply that to our lives. Jesus describes His people as branches of a fruitful vine, expected to produce a harvest of righteousness a hundredfold. You and I both know that requires that the seed of God’s Word be planted in the soil of our hearts, soaked in the living water and exposed to the light of God. Scripture also says that it is God who gives the growth. Which, by definition, makes it a miracle!
To be sure, the fact that you and I grow up into Christ at all to produce a harvest of righteousness to the glory of God is nothing short of a miracle.