Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lessons from the Farm: Perseverance

A farmer went out to sow his seeds in the deep furrows of the earth....from dust he came, and to the dust he looks for sustenance.
But lest he become too reliant on himself, placing his trust in the earth alone....  God sends the rains, and twice, all is washed away.
... yet God does remember His covenant with man, "the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh"
....  and for a third time, hands humbly digging deep into the rich, flooded soil, seeds go into the ground.  This time they rise from the warm, dark earth and produce, according to their kind.
... "for behold, I have given you every seed-bearing herb that sows seed on the face of all the earth... 
..and to you it shall be for food.  I also give every green plant as food for the wild animals of the earth,
..for all the birds of heaven, and for everything that creeps on the earth in which is the breath of life.
It was so.  Then God saw everything He had made, and indeed, was very good."


Michelle M. said...

What a beautiful post and lovely photos.

DebD said...

your bounty is beautiful. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

elizabeth said...

That is really great! I needed to be reminded about perseverance!

Monica said...


How did you organize your garden? rows?

are you doing watermelon again this year from saved seed?

Erin said...

Lovely! We're having an overproductive garden this year. It's so great to have the counter overflowing with veggies, but also a lot of work to figure out what to do with them. Lots of canning going on here!

We're excited to see you soon.