Lori Nay and other gracious volunteers have created a community garden in Columbia, TN. The name of it is called the Children’s Garden. The vision for the garden is for community volunteers to work it. The volunteers would plant seeds, pull weeds, and keep an assigned portion of land well maintained to produce a good harvest. Many gardens are springing up around Maury County to include the Macedonia Recreation Center, Columbia Public Housing, and others in the neighbor’s backyard. The necessity for gardens may be facilitated by the economic downturn requiring supplements to a family’s food budget with fresh vegetables. See the article link below to see how the food will be used. In any case, a volunteer can expect a bountiful harvest to manifest from the time spent in caring for their seeds and keeping weeds out.
Jesus taught a parable about sowing seeds and how weeds get into our gardens. The following scripture gives a description.
“He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels.” (Matthew 13:37-39, KJV)
The world is in comparison like the Children’s Garden. Jesus is the good seed, and the industrious volunteers are planting good seeds for the Children’s Garden. Good things to eat will come out the garden and will provide proper nourishment for those who eat them. The seed of Jesus gives spiritual food and nourishes the soul of mankind. Spiritual food restores, replenishes, and rejuvenates the receiving person. This person takes in and then gives out seeds to others. The process continues of sowing, planting, watering, and reaping.
There should be an awareness of the enemy, the weed/tare during the process. They can pop up from no where and wage war against your beautiful growing vegetation. Garden keeper’s have many resources to be on the offensive and counter the attack with weed killer or by pulling them out quickly. The spiritual person can pull out the weeds of sin from of his or her heart by repenting on a continuous basis. Even though the above scripture talks specifically about other people, God asks the spiritual person to leave the wicked person to Him. He will do the pulling of those weeds. Spiritual person be ready and on the defensive to treat others with kindness, love, and any good fruit of the Spirit. The challenge is to cultivate these good fruit in life and reap eternal life. (Reference: Galatians 6:8)
Please note the following link to the article on the Children’s Garden: