Joy’s mountain-top garden–herbs, flowers, parsley, tomato plants.
Way # 12 We take care of what we have using it responsibly.
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.” Luke 16:10
As a small child, my mother brought me with her into her garden when she planted a rose garden, cultivated irises and daffodils, and made our yards beautiful. Though it is very hard to grow plants and flowers at 7300 feet altitude, and on the rock of our land, which is basically a mountain, I have attempted to grow many different plants. I love flowers and so I will keep trying until I find the perfect garden.
Each year I would take my children with me and have them do the work by my side. Now, Joy, my youngest, is still inclined to plant her own garden each year because she also gained an appetite for beauty, by me training her to be a steward of our home and garden. So, even returning from college, the first thing she did was to buy herbs, two tomato plants and a few cutting flowers. The training and breathing into her these appetites have formed a pattern in her heart for being a steward of beauty.
I hope this video will encourage you today:
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.”