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.
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 6:9 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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