This year I decided to try growing root vegetables in my garden. Although the beets were not successful, I had a beautiful harvest of carrots. It’s such a thrill to see the tops of the carrots starting to emerge from the soil.
I have to fight the urge to pull them up before their ready because I’m so anxious to see what’s underneath! There’s nothing like tugging on the carrot top and feeling the resistance of a grounded and rooted vegetable. You know there’s something significant there when it takes so long to reach sunlight. The growing process can be difficult and long in the life of the believer. Often I want God to hurry up and pull me out of a painful season. But He knows what He is cultivating in my life and His grace upon grace keeps me hidden in His care. These seasons don’t last forever. In 2 Corinthians 4:17 , Paul tells us “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” May the God of all comfort keep us close while we wait in the darkness for His Glory to be revealed.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all he created.” James 1:17 & 18