“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV
I love a good garden analogy. Our garden is finished for this year, but there is something special about planting a seed and watering it and watching it grow into something you enjoy eating. This year I started a rhubarb root. I remember my grandmother making rhubarb pies and sweet rhubarb sauce to eat on…well, anything. I am looking forward to being able to eat it in two more years. But sorry, I digress in my memories.
In this verse from Deuteronomy, Moses is speaking to God’s people in the wilderness. He has written down all of God’s laws for them to follow. He is encouraging them before they follow Joshua into the promised land, and he dies. I love the visual imagery. All these teachings and words of God that Moses has written down for the people are like the rain and dew that nourish the grasses and plants. All God’s words and teachings nourish us.
As God’s people, we are to soak in His words and His teachings just as plants soak in the dew and rain. We are to grow and thrive on the reading and hearing of God’s mighty word, like plants in the garden. We are to mature and produce good fruit to share with others. We are to bring forth good “seeds” for the next generation to be able to grow and thrive.
This week, let’s soak in God’s word. Let’s grow in faith, peace and hope. Let’s share the fruits of the spirit, especially love. Let’s sow our “seeds” and encourage others to grow and thrive.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we soak in God’s word and grow and thrive as His children in His garden.
Blessings and abundance!