“I Killed God’s Beautiful Flower Garden”
If you are living in or traveling through Western Kentucky at this time, you will witness a beautiful sight. There are beautiful yellow and white flowers growing wild along the highways and fields; it is truly amazing. Everywhere you look, you see a gorgeous landscape.
It is difficult to grasp the fact that these wonderful flowers just suddenly appeared, everywhere. Your first thought may be as mine, “how long did it take to plant all those flowers”. Then you travel further and realize they are in unique places as well, the hand of man did not plant them; it was the hand of God. This is His personal flower garden,
we are all getting to enjoy.
Then the question comes, “why did God choose our area to plant such a beautiful garden”! Perhaps, God is blessing after such a hard winter or giving us beautiful free flowers during this difficult economy; regardless it is a remarkable sight.
Driving along a couple of weeks ago I remember praising the Lord for the massive bouquet of flowers He has given to our area this year and even personalized it by thanking Him for the beautiful flowers He gave me to look at along my journey.
Now how does that tie into killing God’s flower garden? Well, this morning I went out to have coffee on the back deck and enjoy time with the Lord before my day began and noticed the beautiful flowers along the tree line behind our home; just beautiful,
Yes except; you see, the beautiful flowers are growing to the right of our yard and to the left of our yard, but not in our yard. Our complete yard that backs up to the woods has no beautiful yellow and white flowers, no daisies, no black-eyed Susan’s, no goldenrod, no baby’s breath, etc.; all we have is dead weeds and brown grass. I am sure you ask why, just as I did.
You see, in the late spring we noticed our backyard had a significant amount of poison ivy growing out of the woods, and since we entertain out there, we wanted it to be a pleasant experience for all our guests. Therefore, I sprayed it with weed killer and in a matter of days it was all gone, but obviously everything else with it.
Our neighbors do not use their backyards so it was not a bother to them they simply left it and allowed the mowers to cut it back every week; now the flowers have choked out the poison ivy and there yards are beautiful.
We got rid of the poison ivy but killed the beautiful flower garden God had planted just for us, I wonder what we would have gotten if!
Moral to the story: God’s word says to leave the tares until the harvest then remove it from the wheat, how many times do we remove the tares not realizing how much wheat we destroy in the process. The wheat are the children of God the tares the lost; perhaps we forget God uses all things especially the saved to lead the lost to Him.
Reconsider throwing out the lost because they are offensive to you and others; God has a plan and they are part of it. Instead, let us yield ourselves to God and be used to bring others to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Then allow His beauty to shine through them in His time. We never know what God has planted in the hearts of those around us or what He will do in their lives; perhaps we need to just keep our eyes on the growth of our own heart for the harvest and allow the Lord to plant and grow homever He pleases, wherever He pleases. He will remove the tares when the time is right.
It is an amazing sight to see all the beauty this year. Flowers growing in such mass quantity, and not deliberately planted.
It is a joy to drive along the highways, whereas from the ice storm it had been a hideous sight; people used the term war zone to explain what our area reminded them of, but now it is a place of complete beauty.
I wonder if people see beauty in me now, instead of a disaster. Thank you Jesus sharing your beautiful garden.
Matthew 13:24-30 (KJV)  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
This morning I went into the backyard and saw a wondrous sight, God has begun a
beautiful flower garden where I killed His first one; there are seven gorgeous golden rods growing in the midst of the dead weeds.
Thank you Jesus for the beauty you grow in the midst of the hardest of times and the most intense situations, even though we are at fault; only you have the power to bring life from death, and beauty from ashes. Thank you Jesus, I love you!
Written By: Theressa Lindsey
Dated: Sept. 28, 2009