To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. (Audrey Hepburn)
Gardening Is Essential
Throughout the years gardens have been essential to life. Not only have they provided avenues for us to grow food, but they allow us to create beauty, a healthier environment, and produce oxygen. Additionally, gardens provide significant mental health benefits.
There is purpose in planting.
Genesis 1:11-12 reads, “And God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”
Be Present and Believe in the Future
When something is planted and an environment is tended to, it is because there is a hope of its flourishing for future days. We can lean into the present as we prepare an environment and plant something but yet do so with the intention that we believe in the future.
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