Grant decided he was going to plant a garden this year. His very own. He wanted to work it from scratch and use no plants, just seeds. The primitive, pioneer way. It has been fun to watch and instructive for us all.

You can learn a lot about life in a garden! Here are a few of the thoughts I have had over the last few days…


  1. You can’t produce if you won’t prepare.
  2. Good seed matters.
  3. Planting is the easy part, tending is the challenge.
  4. Water is life.
  5. There is no fruit to enjoy if you don’t guard against invaders.
  6. You only get out of it what you put into it.
  7. If it does well it feeds many other people.

It is amazing how many things in the natural realm are mirrors of spiritual truths. God started man in a garden and gave him the responsibility to care for it. Throughout Scripture you often find the Lord meeting people in gardens. They represent the hidden life, the soil from which every other thing grows. And His desire is that the fruit of the Spirit would grow in our garden.

Yes, you can learn a lot about life in a garden.

Grant has done well and things are starting to come up, but regardless of the crop we have been reminded of some great principles about all of life. Take care of your own garden today and do not let your story be the words of the Shulamite in Song of Solomon 1:6, “they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.”

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