Some activities in life are fun to share with children. Gardening is one of them. My daughter and I went to the hardware store to pick up seeds, planting trays and soil. It was fun to see what plants she wanted to grow. Her choices were: watermelon, pumpkin, corn and of course, some flowers too. I picked out a couple varieties of tomatoes, zucchini and jalapeños. Don’t ask me how we will fit it all into our garden. We will make it work somehow, even if we have to overflow out to the sides. So we spent the afternoon planting the seeds in the trays, labeling them and noting when they will germinate.
Prayer: Jesus, it is so much fun sharing the dream of having a garden with my daughter, then starting the process of making it happen. Planning and going through these early stages of planting the seeds is so much fun!
God’s Word to us: I love gardening too! It is such a joy to watch things grow, whether it’s in the garden or in your life. Take joy in watching it this year with her. Make it the fun thing to do this year and she will develop a lifelong desire to watch things grow.
Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. The land produced vegetation – all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:11-12
My Heart’s Cry for us is to enjoy watching things grow and share it with someone younger than you. Teach a child how to grow seeds into a plant. Ignite their interest! Show children what you’ve grown when your grand kids or neighbor kids come to visit. This is a really good life skill that needs to be shared. Do your part and invite a child into your garden today.
Have a happy weekend!