A Second Lesson From My Garden

I had experienced remorse over prematurely uprooting the cucumber vine; now the nutrients had truly been wasted. Moreover, my vindication on the vine was short-lived when I discovered the large cukes that had been hidden from immediate my sight. They were forming and growing just as they should have all along. My remorse was out of proportion to the loss because God was beginning to use the experience as a valuable lesson.

In my heart I heard, “Timing is essential. The vine was taking longer than normal to produce because of its harsh environment; but your reward for patience would have been enjoying the cucumbers long past the expected season. Impatience without examination is preemptive of God’s work. Don’t give up. Keep looking, growing, and having faith. Wait and seek and hope expectantly for God’s goodness and enabling. He is your Promoter and Provider and He will make a way when there seems to be no way- Jesus is Life. The greatest “fruit” was hidden.”

Matthew 15:5, “I AM the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me and I in him will bear much fruit.”