Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
Deuteronomy 32:2 (NIV)
Now that Spring is here, Canadians are starting to think about preparing their lawns for the next few months. But there is more to lawn care than simply pulling out the mower and giving it a cut. “A lush, green lawn around your home does so much more than simply add aesthetic value to your property,” says Denis Flanagan from Landscape Ontario. “It provides fresh air and retains storm water, while helping cool the temperatures during the heat waves of summer.”
I love the smells of spring. One of my favourites is the scent of fresh cut grass. It means that life has returned to the earth – and will flourish for months. In order for the grass to flourish, the sun has had to warm the earth and the rain has had to provide the necessary moisture. It has always been so. Back in Deuteronomy 32:2 we read, “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” God not only wants to bring life to the planet in a physical way, but even more so in a spiritual way. He has given us His Word, which He compares to rain and dew, bringing life to new grass and tender plants. We need to see our hearts as spiritual gardens, planted by Jesus Christ. His desire is that we would produce the fruit of the Spirit, and in order for that to happen, He has provided the life-giving rain and dew of His Word. Plants that don’t get enough water soon begin to droop. So do we, spiritually, when we don’t pour on God’s Word. Water your garden today.
These have been words from the heart.