In Need Of a Master Gardener

In Need of a Master Gardener

Hebrews 6:7-8 “When the soil drinks in the rain that falls often upon it,
and yields a crop for the use of those who cultivate it, it receives its blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and a curse hangs over it; it ends by being burnt.” NEB

God’s word rains into
the thirsty soil of my heart
receptive, beating to the
percussion of each drop.

Joy germinates with
salvation’s gospel of hope
the seed splits
with a promise of new creation…

Where then do the weeds come from….
The roots of discontent,
Bristly leaves of selfishness?

These shadow the raised cotyledon
searching for the Son,
the essence of God’s
redemptive love…

I pray for the gardener,
with gloved hands
to weed and feed
this clay filled plot of ground…
nourish this seedling’s
continued growth.

One who will break off
thorns, sharp that
develop along its stem
and prune with care
allowing only the sweet fruit
of a spiritual life
to come to harvest.

c.Darlene Moore Berg


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