October 21st, 2016
When we bought our first home, my wife decided she wanted a garden. The idea of fresh vegetables and fruit made our mouths water. We dug up the soil, bought seeds, and planted our garden. I went to bed feeling like we were soon to be pioneers, embarking on the journey of living off our own land!
Soon, I grew impatient and forgot about the crops. They needed to be tended, tilled, and weeded, but it was too much work for my busy schedule! Besides, it had been months, and we hadn’t seen anything worth eating. Some friends told us that it might take another year or two before we would see any good vegetables or fruit from our garden. I looked at my wife and immediately said, “Forget it. I don’t have the attention span for this!”
Gardens take patience. Your walk with Christ does too. It requires attention–caring, tending, and weeding. The fruit that we will bear in our spiritual gardening might take longer than we imagined, but don’t give up. It’s worth the wait!
Author: Matt Hastings