A Garden to Tend, 26JULY
I found the quiet rooftop garden at the hotel to finish a writing… A nicely dressed lady, who maybe never left the bar from the night before, was still sleeping on a bench. I am glad she had great weather and good rest, no roof garden visitor disturbed her for hours… that was nice of them – that was a gift to continue her sleep….
There are SO many people in NYC, in the world, who are sleeping in faith – not just sleeping in exhaustion. Thankfully many are awake – many are curious – that is why in the church and out on the rooftops of the world we are asked to witness and asked to teach so that EVERYONE with ears that MIGHT hear… the curious, the hopeful…. truly if God moves us to act, we are to tend the soil, and yield a crop so NEW seeds can be sown…
We personally need good watering to maintain our faith and get back out to tend the crop. Did I shout the Good News from the roof top? Not today. But by tending my writings I hope I did tend to my own little farm crop to get some fold increase for the Kingdom. We all have unique ways to serve, You have an unique understanding and sharing style, I do too…
We are to teach, process, be human, process, know, teach, show Christ, sometimes explain ourselves, sometimes not, and always talk it out with Him… We are to show others that we care enough to help them process… just like Philip and the Ethiopian.
Just like a flat communion wafer of Jesus’s body, we have to rehydrate the Word and re-nurture a changing audience. The Word does not change but:
For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’
Yes, Jesus heals… THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS! Keep spreading this hope.
Keep tending the garden – wake up the sleepers – let the Lord be known.