So we had a little bit of failure at the garden. Ok, a lot of failure. We lost like 75% of our Broccoli and Cauliflower transplants. Too much heat and too little watering. Mostly, the not watering part. They went in and it rained shortly after, so I thought, no biggie, it is 96 and dry now, they can make it. They could not. All the little planting tags were still there, presiding over dead or absent plants, tombstones memorializing my incompetence. Well, I always wanted to be remembered.
But, we are not deterred. The garden is one big metaphor for Christian life, so this weekend, we focused on the following – second chances, redemption, re-birth, forgiveness and some more of those seed parables (which must of really hit home with an agrarian society). So we replanted again. More transplants planted, more seeds sown.
We were joined by the Foulkrod Family and part of the Fowler family to work the garden. It was the first non-official meeting of the non-official Christ Church Fostering Group.
A little background – A couple of years ago, I was at the garden to meet the youth group when I felt Christ call for me and my family to start fostering children. It was definitely Jesus’ idea, because it sure wasn’t mine. It also sounded a lot like him, and not much like me. Now Christ is raising up more people at Christ Church to foster too! And they are all gullible enough to be tricked into garden work!
So we are thankful that Christ is using us, using the garden. It is good to see His hand in action and His work coming to fruition.
It all made me think of this song. I recently stumbled across this on a recommendation and recognized that we have sung it in church. It is Rend Collective Experiment and they are a bunch of Irish hispters. They would fit right in at the garden. But I digress. The song is “Build Your Kingdom Here”. I love it. Build it here – in this Church, in this Garden, in our Homes, in this City! Build it, we pray.
Also, what is that banjo / pogo stick / drum thing and can we get one for our worship band?