I’ve seen it happen before. I know it will happen. Yet, when the time is approaching, I am still super excited. Recently, I planted a garden and also planted a few potted plants around the house. Since planting, it has rained exactly zero days. Sure, there has been a sprinkle here and there. It has threatened to rain. The clouds have rolled in and then rolled right back out. So for the last few weeks, I have watered the garden and flowers daily. I don’t mind. It gives me an opportunity to check on them – to see their progress up close. They grow and flourish as one might expect – well, most of them do anyway. But rain does something completely different. When it rains, it is as if God has sprinkled a form of Miracle Grow and allowed it to seep into the soil. Getting up this morning following a rain was a joy. The plants looks so much healthier. The flowers have the biggest, brightest blooms, unlike any I have seen this season. I am still amazed at the difference rain makes. It is so much better than the water I can supply.
God gives us just what we need to grow. We often look for artificial things to help us to become what we need to be. And those things do help us. They do give us enough nutrients to keep going. But if we really want to grow…if we really want to spring forward with new life…we need nutrients from God. Being connected to God brings an incredible growth in us we could not receive elsewhere. We are given the chance to drink directly from the well, the source of life. We are given the Bread of Life as our sustenance. Why would we choose people-made when we could have God made? All we need has been provided. We simply need to drink directly from the Source. We may find growth like never before.
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
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