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!