Creating A Beautiful Flower Bed

It took a week but I did it. I transformed a weed filled flower bed, bordered by a big boxwood hedge, into something beautiful. I had to cut, uproot, and dig. Tough work.

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Not My Flower Bed Or My Weeds, But Its Close

And Today…

Today I have the following:

  1. A stiff back.
  2. Shoulder pain.
  3. Raw knees.
  4. Many mosquito/insect bites.
  5. Legs, arms, and hands are nicked, cut, and scraped.

But it’s so worth it. The flower bed looks sensational!

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Not My Flower Bed Or My Flowers, Not Even Close

What Would Be Amazing

What would be amazing is if we could overhaul everything as easily as an overgrown flower bed. A rotten disposition, no problem. Marital discord, no worries. Reversal of fortune, got it covered. Yep, a little hard work, some weed pulling, and bingo, it’s done!

Not going to happen? Probably not. But it would be amazing if we could.

What Would Be Really Amazing

What would be really amazing is if we could fix places like Haiti as easily as a flower bed. Change their government, establish a firm rule of law, develop a thriving economy, and return their land to high yield productivity. Build world class schools and medical facilities, and make it attractive for global industry to expand in Haiti. Maybe even move the island of Hispaniola about hundred miles east, just enough to get them out of hurricane alley.

Not going to happen? Probably not. But it would be amazing if we could.  

What Would Be Even More Amazing

What would be even more amazing is if we could overhaul people as easily as a flower bed? Criminals, abusers, the violent, the hateful, and the murdering malefactors could all be transformed into healthy, productive, responsible people.

And Wouldn’t It Be Truly Amazing

What would be truly amazing is if American politics could be transformed from the back biting, knife stabbing, slap fest campaigns into something decent and respectable?

Not going to happen? Probably not. But it would be amazing if we could.

And The Most Amazing Of All

The most amazing thing of all is the amazing grace of the Lord our God. From his grace comes transformation, regeneration, and renewal. The old can disappear and the new can thrive in the brightest glory of the kingdom of light. Sin is sent away. Guilt is gone. The new evolves and the old dissolves; for we are born again of the water and Spirit.

Not going to happen? It absolutely happens, and is happening, and it’s amazing when it does.  

Just a few amazing thoughts.

Shalom

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