7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. 8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door. 10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
To endure the heat of Midday, oh how do these plants do it. I have learned quite a lot about transplanting in my many years as a Gardener. I have learned that plants are strong, tolerant, yet delicate things. I have learned there is often Great Beauty in what others consider a “weed,” when given a closer look. I drove around this morning with my son, and we were looking for a vine I have always wanted to have. My three children were going to pitch in and buy it for me for Mother’s Day, but when I found out the extravagant price, I said, “NO WAY! We’ll find it in the wild and I will nurse it and transplant it at the end of the Season for next year.”
So we found a whole grove of it, out in “the wilds,” far away from anyone’s property and we pulled it up by the roots. I had no water so I immediately immersed the roots in my Unsweet Green Tea. We are too far along in the Season to transplant it now. This new plant of mine is a Wisteria Vine. I have always adored them and wanted one of my own. But I must be gentle and patient with it. Here is the process I go through when transplanting something from, “The wilds.”
* I soak the Roots for several days in water: When first pulled itup, the vine goes into shock, from being separated from the rest of the roots and soil it was used to. I keep it out of the Sun for this time, so it won’t get, “sunburn.” Plants do, ya know. Yup, Yup; it’s true.
* I slowly add more and more soil to the water, being careful to keep the roots saturated, and slowly introduce it back into sunlight for short periods of time.
* I leave it in the pot to grow all Season long. At the time of the Late rains. I put it in the ground where I want it to be permanently, and it will strengthen and grow over the entire Winter. Next Year,In the Spring, I should have some beautiful growth and perhaps a bloom or two. As the years go by, Wisteria becomes quite prolific in it’s blooms, as seen in the picture here.
God is like that with us. Life yanks us up by the Roots sometimes. Though, we are strong, we have just been knocked off our feet and feel week and unable to handle the Heat of the Day, as we used to. So God soaks us in the Water of His Word. He slowly adds back in the soil with all it’s nutrients, and keeps us protected for a Season as our roots grow strong once again. Then He plants us in the soil where He wants us to grow and produce blooms that will be prolific in the coming years. Are you going through something hard right now? Been knocked off your Spiritual Feet. Soak in the water of God’s Word, let Him nourish You. Let Him protect you and grow new roots. . You will soon be blooming prolifically in His New Soil. God Bless