Friday, March 27, 2020

The Gardener


Matthew 13:21
But since they have no root, they last only a short time.  When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.


It thrives here, now
In recesses of grainy
Soil collected over
Time by deck wanting
Pressure wash, cleansing
Sprout, hope's fountain,
Will not be deterred
In spite of mounting odds
Every day, new promise
Believing above all
That soil, rich, will hold
When the Gardener sows

Amen!

25 comments:

  1. If only ... if only God's Word takes root in peoples' hearts, Martha. How much better this world would be? We can pray in the sure hope that more people will turn to Him soon. A revival, perhaps.

    God bless.

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    1. A revival is exactly what we need, Victor! May God's Word take root in the hearts of lost souls everywhere.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Beautiful Meditation Martha.. indeed as we sow we reap.
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and all you love, and keep you well in these troubles times. In God we trust.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Thank you, Shaz, for your kind words here! Yes, we do reap what we sow. May our roots be firmly planted in the One source of life.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Thanks Martha. What amazes me is how weeds or grass finds its way through asphalt to find life. there has got to be a poem or a mediation there! :)

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    1. That's always amazed me, too, Bill. Seeds are definitely opportunistic, and plants can sprout from the most unlikely places.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Amazes me that you have an eye to see something so small, so insignificant in the eyes of many and not just take a picture, but it spawn a thought turned into poem turned into prayer.
    Thanks for sharing Martha.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ryan, for your kind words here - so appreciated! Yes, I thank God that He created me to be observant and gave me the gift of words. I don't know what I'd do with myself if I couldn't write.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Beautiful! God is in the details, indeed.

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    1. Yes, He is, Mevely, always in the details.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. I echo what Brian (above) said. Excellent lesson here, Martha Jane!

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  7. Love that little sprout, Martha! Such determination. Life growing in the cracks, finding a way, reaching up for the light.

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    1. Yes, it's determination in the face of all odds inspired me, too, Galen. All of us, without exception, are seeking the Light.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. That little sprout can exert so much pressure it can eventually crack something as strong as concrete. Faith can do the same thing! It's mighty.

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    1. That is amazing, Laurie, isn't it? And yes, our faith can do the same.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. What a great picture and beautiful words to remind us of our Father's ultimate sovereignty over His creation. "Whom shall I fear?"

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    1. Indeed, we have nothing to fear, Ryan, when we trust and hope in our God. Things may look impossible to us, but they never are for Him.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. This photo fills me with hope!! Thank you.

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  11. Such beautiful, hope-filled words, Martha! Thank you!

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    1. You are so welcome, Cheryl! There is always hope in the Lord.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. "hope's fountain,
    Will not be deterred
    In spite of mounting odds"
    Yes. So grateful we can legitimately maintain that hope in what God can and will do.

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  13. Beautiful poem Martha. Seeds do need good soil (and the right environment) to grow into what they are to become. The DNA of a seed determines what grows: flowers, trees, cucumbers, and so forth.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. I agree, Kim, that seeds are amazing - just another testament to God's endless creativity!
      Love and blessings!

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