True Gardener

One of my summer hobbies is to garden. I enjoy growing both vegetables and flowers. I tend to choose things that grow well in our Colorado climate. Additionally, there are also a few things I am determined to make grow but never seem to be successful. One of those things I continually try and fail to grow is cilantro.

I love cooking with fresh spices and vegetables and cilantro is one of the spices I use when I cook. Every year, I try growing cilantro and every year I fail. Determined to be successful, I researched how to grow this plant. This year, for the first time, my cilantro plant was growing like gang-busters and really starting to flourish. About that time is when the plant failed and I once again have another year without being able to raise the plant myself. However, I am sure I will try again next year, if not again this year. I hope to be a successful cilantro grower, eventually.

I feel like sometimes this is how God must feel when with us as his children. There are so many times that we rebel or don’t pick up on the signs God has placed in our lives. God of wonders and miracles has to be frustrated by some of our actions when he has other plans for our lives, Although God, unlike us, continues to press forward with his plan and never gives up.

In John 15: 1, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” Through asking God and doing things pleasing to God, our Christian lives flourish. God is the gardener, always shaping, growing and creating us in his image. With God’s help, I too will be able to successfully raise cilantro.

Dear God, please grant us the wisdom and resiliency to carry out our garden, especially our garden of friends. We know you are the one true gardener, and are thankful for the continued blessings and opportunities. Help us create beautiful gardens of love, faith and financial resources.

With God’s love,

Wendy Saathoff

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