Have you ever noticed how beautiful a garden looks from a distance? Orderly rows, evenly spaced, with sturdy plants that appear healthy. Yet, when you get close and peer underneath the green plants, you can see small weeds or even pests hidden in the soil or leaves.
The garden that from a distance looks beautiful and well-cared for is, in reality, in need of a gardener to remove all the camouflaged hindrances to its growth. The caretaker must get close to his plants, down on his knees, where he can see the true problems. Only then will the garden be healthy.
When we bow before the Lord and ask His help to search or live for those obstructions, He will always help. "The Lord... rises up all who are bowed down" (Psalm 145:14 NKJV). God will cleanse us of those weeks and pests that steal our beauty. He will help us be pleasant to view from a distance-and up close, too.
From: Inspiring Thoughts for Gardeners
This day started out cloudy and quite rainy. But as the day went on it was a wonderful day to be outside. We have gotten over 2 inces of rain in the last 3 days. Not that we didn't need it, but enough already!!! We had soooo much rain in May we didn't think it was ever going to stop so we could get our garden in. Than a few weeks of hot hot hot weather almost like August weather. So we were very grateful for the rain we are getting now... It was nice not to have to water anything taday. Now if the skys would open up to some beautiful sun our garden will really start coming up by leaps and bounds. Which is what we really need right not. So things will start to catch up. They always say the corn should be "Knee High By the 4th of July"... Well it is about 1/2 inch tall right now, so we really need that sun to help us along a little...
Have a Great Day,