The following is a guest post by Melissa K. Norris. Melissa is a Christian fiction writer who just came out with a new book entitled Pioneering Today – her first non-fiction work. Click on the link and check out her special promotion that expires October 31st. The following post has been excerpted from her new book.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” (NIV) Ecclesiastes 3:1
Many scriptures and parables in the Bible talk about seasons and gardening. There is the parable of the mustard seed, the fig tree, the weeds, and numerous other verses that have to do with crops, harvesting, and growing things.
During Jesus’s time on earth, he used parables that were relatable to the time and people. Stories and analogies that were common and familiar to them.
But I think there was another reason Jesus used these examples. A reason in our fast paced technologically filled world, we are sadly missing.
I believe that when we are still, away from the hustle and bustle of technology, we can feel God’s presence. It is stronger when there is no static or interference from man-made noise.
I don’t feel it’s coincidence I feel closer to God while gardening. The creator of all life, the I Am, who could have chosen any place or environment in this world to house Adam and Eve, placed them in a garden.[Continue Reading...]