Usually the children in the Special Needs classes rake, plant, weed, and harvest whatever our school garden produces. But last week it was time to chop plantain leaves, and transplant small seedlings so I spent a day in the garden "cleaning it up". Just as I was finishing about 2:30, our vice principal informed me that we would have visitors in about 15 minutes. They were coming to consult about giving items to the kitchen but she wanted to know if they could get a garden tour while they were here. God's timing is always perfect. I was so glad we had "cleaned it up" and I could show it off with some confidence. A few of the women are gardeners and they delighted in smelling the rosemary, lemon grass, cilantro, epezote and oregano. I gave them some of the seed packets we sell.
As I worked my head was filled with praise songs and then wandered to metaphors. No great sermons here...but I want to share some of what I was thinking:
May God guide you all and give you the gift of his presence.