by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – How Does Your Garden Grow?
Editor’s note: If there is one thing you can count on with Nancy Campbell is that she will find new ‘must do’s for every God-fearing quiverfull momma. She’s come up with a new one. You must grow a garden to be Godly, even if you are living in the city and growing that garden in pots and planters. While fresh produce does usually taste better there’s nothing in the Bible to indicate it’s a sin to buy it at the local farmers market or super market. This is more of Nancy’s Godly busy work designed to lord it over her followers that they aren’t doing it right if they don’t do exactly like her.
The first home was called the Garden of Eden and it was the prototype of all homes to come. Even when the children of Israel were taken captives to Babylon, God (the Lord of hosts) brought a word to the people through the prophet Jeremiah. He told them that even in captivity that they were to “Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them” (Jeremiah 29:5). In other words, keep doing the plan I gave you at the beginning, even though you are in captivity and life is difficult.
This is now the season to plant. I have planted 106 tomato plants and three rows of sweet and hot peppers, plus cucumbers, kale and lettuce so far. I hope to plant okra, zucchini, golden squash, and more cucumbers today. It’s hard work, but I am encouraged by the promise I read this morning of the wonderful harvest to come.
Can I encourage you that even if you live in the city and only have a tiny piece of earth, to try and plant something. Even if it is a few lettuces or one or two tomato plants. You can even plant these in pots to grow on your deck or verandah. And if you truly don’t have one piece of dirt at all, grow herbs on your window sill. At least have some vestige of a garden, for this is God’s plan from the very beginning.
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