I was watering my Topsey Turvey tomato plant this morning and was bragging in my mind about how awesome I am at growing things. Just as I rolled the hose up on its turnstile, I overturned and the hose squirted me in the face.
Maybe God was putting my “lack of humility” thought in my face with a friendly reminder that He grows things.
The Bible says “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” I Corinthians 3:7 What a great reminder that God who planted the first garden (Genesis 2:8) is the one who brings spiritual growth in the lives of people.
Joyce Kilmer wrote a poem with the words.
“I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree; poems are made by fools like me. But only God can make a tree”. Its my role to plant, water, and harvest… but only God makes things grow!