The Sonshine Brings Life

I have been gardening for many years, and yet, I experienced something the other morning in my garden that I have never seen. It was a very cold morning in the low twenties. When it is that cold, some plants with fresh new growth respond by wilting their leaves. The sun was just up and shining into the garden where I was standing. It was a real contrast to the cold air and it felt good.

I was looking at some plants whose tiny shoots were just breaking through the earth when I saw a leaf on a nearby daylily move and spring up. My first thought was that an insect had caused it to move. I looked but could not find any bug or anything there. As I was looking at the clump of leaves, I saw another leaf quickly move. And then another, and another! I soon realized what was happening. The sunlight was warming the leaves of the daylily and they were expanding and springing back to life before my eyes. I knew from experience that this happened quickly in the morning but, I was amazed that it was happening so quickly that I could observe it as it was happening. Pretty neat! I thought about how applicable that was to us. Jesus shines His light on us and brings life into our lives. We were cold and wilted in sin. His warm light caused us to spring to life and later to bloom as we grow in Him.

I love how God's creation has applications and lessons for us in our life here on His earth. God planned it that way to remind us and teach us about His ways and our lives. That is one of my very favorite things about gardening.

Psalm 36:9 For with Thee is the fountain of life, in Thy light we see light.

Ephesians 5:14 For this reason it says, Awake sleeper and arise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.
John 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, I am the light of the world, he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 1:3,4 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

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