I love a compost pile!

It is a place of growth and wonderful surprises – like earthworms! We throw out peelings and scraps, and after a while we see little plants growing – tomatoes or peas or watermelon. We call them volunteer seedlings, not planned but surely enjoyed.

Our most recent surprise was a mango tree that shot up twelve inches while we were out of town. We have transplanted it and hope to watch it grow into a full-grown tree.

I know that the volunteer plants are not the purpose of the compost pile. We created it to recycle yard clippings and leaves and scraps into soil that can be used for planting around the yard, but this does not lessen the joy we get from observing the treasures we find there.

Some people would consider the compost pile a mess,

but this mess is cared for and tilled and fertilized to allow good soil to form.

Good soil.

My life was a mess, BUT GOD tilled it and redeemed it and fertilized it with His love and grace. He is making good soil out of my life.

Soil that can grow the seeds planted by His word.

Soil that supports His love for others.

Soil in which His plan and His purpose can thrive.

He is making my mess into a fruitful life.

I love a compost pile, and evidently God does too.

I Corinthians 6:Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

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4 comments on “Compost”
  1. scribelady says:

    I love the way God set natural processes in order!

    When you wrote about God “tilling” your heart, it gave me a picture of God as a worker, working in a garden, to produce good soil and good fruit.

    We don’t have a compost pile, but we do have a big pile of clippings, small branches, etc. in the back, around a large pine tree. It gives shelter to birds, rabbits, etc.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. gracespeaker says:

      God speaks to us in so many ways! Thank you for reading and commenting.


  2. A very interesting analogy–I love it, Beth. I have composted all my life. There are so many lessons we can learn and observe in God’s creation.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. gracespeaker says:

      I stand in awe everyday of God’s messages in creation. Thank you for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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