Really, I seem to be at my best whenever I am out there working in the garden. It seems to be a place where inner peace is the name of the game. Whenever I am down on my knees, I speak out to our Lord, telling him about my thoughts. The soil that my hands go into seems to have a rich, moist feeling that tells me that the words I speak go right to God. As I feel the breeze flowing past my body, I hear the chirping of the birds and see the flying of the bees and butterflies, all is good.
You might say this place is my link to God in all his goodness. So my time in that garden is not wasted, as I do get good food out of it, and I get a promise of knowing that God is happy with me.
So I invite all of you to try it in your backyards. It does not have to be a big garden, although if you have the space what you grow will last you a lot longer. Take that spare time you have and enjoy being with nature at its best. You won’t regret it, even though you might be tired each evening.
Go out and talk to your plants and just maybe you will feel the breeze and that special feeling of God working with you while you are on the ground on your knees.
Bless each of you for the messages of hope you send me each week. I am better but tired, and I can’t wait until I turn that first shovel full of God’s earth over. I can feel it now. I can’t wait. Bring on the good weather.
Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.