Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thorns & Thistles...

After an all night rain...
the morning brought sunshine

The doors were thrown open...
well...they are always thrown open here at the cottage...
rain or shine

After the morning breakfast...
I took a round to view what came up of the seeds that were planted two days ago.

Kale!...
and Chamomile!...
We shall see how they do in the coming days.
Other seeds had come up and so far, so good.

After the visit with the seedlings...
we went down the cornfield to do some weeding around the young citrus trees

Shadow, above, doesn't have a happy look...hummm...
I have a feeling he still misses the old home...
he hasn't seemed himself lately...but,
he eats well enough...so I don't think he's sick.

 God said in Genesis 3:17...
"...cursed is the ground for thy sake;  in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of they life..."
for thy sake... something to ponder.
"Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field: in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread..."

Yes...the sweat surely ran off my face as I weeded.
Foxie was her usual useless self as she watched me struggle with the thorns and thistles.

In the midst of life's thorns and thistles, may the Lord send some roses out of His garden of grace your way, this day, or night.
  

2 comments :

  1. That is something to ponder, I read it in the Amplified Bible, and it reads like this,
    "...the ground is under a curse because of you..."

    And the fact that thorns and thistles are part of the curse, a reminder of sin entering the world. Chuck Missler, and I'm sure other theologians do as well, pointed out that it was no mistake that Christ was given a crown of thorns before His death, symbolic of our sin, our curse, being placed upon Him, becoming our sin-bearer. Thank you precious Lord, Jesus our Savior!

    Things look so lovely on your farm, your seedlings are beautiful!!! Shadow looks pretty sneaky there in the corn patch, very cute dog!

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  2. Good post got me pondering on the thorns and thistles. How wonderful opening the house all up I love doing that here. Letting the wind sweep the air in the house clean...Oh I hope your seedlings do well. And good luck with the weeding California gets overgrown rather quickly as well out here in the country and I have much of that to do also ~Love Heather

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