Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Witness of a Radish

Hello Everyone!

I'm glad you came to visit. What a wonderful day the Lord has created for us! I trust you are doing well . . . busily preparing for the glorious Easter celebration worshipping our Risen Saviour!

Today, as promised, I want to share with you one of those "lessons" God has taught me while out in the garden. God is so wonderful! He created so many beautiful things to share with us because He loves us. Yes, He Loves Us - what a wonderful thought! Despite our "mess-ups," He still loves us. Well, back to the story.

Harvesting vegetables from the garden in hopes of having a "good day" at our local farmer's market, I pulled up a tray full of radishes. "So many," I thought, "how can I ever sell them all?" Now, I don't know about you, but if we can't sell it all or give it away, we have to eat it! We can't bear to see it wasted. But how could we eat all those radishes?

I took them up to the garden hose and began washing and putting them into bundles. They were so dirty! Suddenly, as I was standing there, admiring the radishes . . . because they had "cleaned" up so well, God taught me a lesson. Here it is: I am just like those radishes!

As I washed them, I realized just how beautiful they were. Brilliant red! My next thought was about my sins. "Though they be as scarlet" . . . you know, the verses in Isaiah 1:18-20 NLT. Tears began to flow as I continued washing the radishes. Those radishes were witnessing to me! Those dirty little vegetables were telling my story! Isn't it wonderful, we have a loving God who can use such "simple things" to declare His glory! When all the radishes were washed and bundled, I just had to know: what about the "white as snow" part? I took a bite of one and had my answer. The flesh was as "white as snow"!!!

You see, those radishes - beautiful, dirty little radishes - showed me how much God loves and cares for me. He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ into the world to take away my sin and shame - the "dirt" in my life. He "washed" me with His blood shed on Calvary and made my "flesh" (life) as "white as snow!" What better picture can we have this Spring? I'll never look at a radish again without being reminded of this "lesson from my garden."

May you have a truly blessed Easter in knowing that you too, are invited to share "The Witness of a Radish." By the way, I did have a good day at the farmer's market; I shared this lesson with my customers. What a blessing to share God's love with others!

Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady

8 comments:

JnL4God said...

I came over here from the Rachel Olsen study, what a very nice Blog and Story. I will try to always remember Gods love when I look at a radish. God Bless.
Lynn

Plant Lady said...

Lynn,
Thanks for your visit. I'm glad you liked the story. God has an amazing way of getting our attention, even in the simple things, doesn't He?

Happy Easter! Visit again soon.
Plant Lady

Mary said...

Enjoyed "Witness of A Radish" I think there are many messages that God gives through nature, events, etc. if we are "in tune" to listen.

I have kept a journal for many years and have written down a number of insights that have come to mind but the books just go back on the shelf and in the closet. The internet has opened a new world where thoughts can be shared for all to see. Amazing and wonderful!
I, too, found your blog through Rachel's Bible Study.
Like thowing a stone in the water. . the ripples go on and on.

Plant Lady said...

Mary,
Thanks for your visit. Just like we are learning in the Bible study, God does see the "big picture". I, too have kept a prayer journal. This is one of the entries. I'll share some more later. Come for another visit soon!

Have a Happy Easter!
Plant Lady

Anonymous said...

I don't think I will ever look at a radish again and not think of the story of Christ and salvation! Thanks for sharing.
~ Christi

Plant Lady said...

Christi,
Thanks for your visit. Our Lord is truly wonderful!

Have a Happy Easter!
Plant Lady

SKY4KAT said...

I am also visiting from Rachel Olsen. I feel like I know you from your writings. It never ceases to amaze me how much we are truly alike when we strip away all our dressings and get to our hearts--our hearts for God. We all struggle in similiar ways--different circumstances.
I also feel close to God while enjoying His creation. He has revealed many things to me so like your radishes.
I too will never look at a radish the same way but will think of your story.
Thanks for sharing.
Katrina

Plant Lady said...

Katrina,
Thanks for your visit to my blog! I have been hopping here and there as I have discovered this whole new world of blogging. I almost missed your comment on this post, but I was looking for something I had posted and I saw yours had come in.

I hope you will visit again soon.
I enjoy talking with everyone.

Plant Lady