27 May 2010

Risk of frost days

While the weather cooperated Rick used his time well and most of the vegetable garden is planted. Monday we planted flowers in baskets, containers and in the beds that surround the house.

This is the last week of May. For most of you, my friends and readers in regions south of us, Spring is now turning to Summer. For those of us here in Manitoba the cold is not quite ready to release its grip.

But we plant, and we pray as we live through the days of "risk of frost". We listen to weather reports, check the skies, contemplate pulling out the old sheets to cover the plants, pondering, yes, even worrying. Shall we bring the baskets into the house to ensure their safety?

We shut the door, exercising our small measure of faith, leaving the plants hanging, the seedlings uncovered as we surrender our dreams of future flowers into His hands. Indeed they are for His glory so will He not care for them?

The Sovereign Lord will show his justice to the nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, with plants springing up everywhere. Isaiah 61:11 NLT


Daughter of the KING said...

Yet another beautiful post! Love your bucket in the first picture. I have that saying at my front door and in my garden.

Thank you for sharing...

HisFireFly said...

Painted on the side (unseen in pic is the scripture reference - Hebrews 13:2

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Kathleen Overby said...

planting even a seed is an experience picture of faith.

Duane Scott said...

This is a beautifully written post. It never ceases to amaze me how God can be found in even the most subtle things.

Who would've guessed your fear of frost would produce such a beautiful reminder?

Just wonderful.