pruning that pleases


Have you noticed I like to garden?

Nature speaks volumes when you dig in.

The forsythia needed a haircut since many stray shoots were in the air. Talking with neighbors, they prefer shaped and pretty.

Cutting and reshaping feels good but in some ways, but I don’t always like taming nature. Jungles and reserves have such beauty.

In Genesis 2 paraphrased, “God planted a garden and put man HE formed with trees pleasing to the eye and good for food (vs 8-9) Then God put him in the garden to work it and take care of it (vs 15).”

John 15 is often where my mind travels with pruning but this time thoughts of responsibility came. How we are to take what God puts before us and care for it for Him. Not just for our neighbors or our own statisfaction and purposes.

One to ponder a bit more for me.

2 thoughts on “pruning that pleases

  1. Hello,
    John 15 is where I also return, I was writing the other day just for me and this is what I wrote…I like the word pruning, we only prune the precious plants in our gardens, the ones we want to do well, the ones that grow to be spectacular. We also prune to get rid of the damaging things that can stop and kill a plant. Things the strangle on hold down.
    Reading you post reminded me of it.
    Thank you.
    Love and hugs. xx 🙂

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