We picked another tomato from the garden this morning...and a carrot! And we cut several sunflowers for the vase on the table. It really is amazing the way all those little seeds turn into great big plants and then real food that we can eat. I've got 4 quarts of canned tomatoes in the cabinet from the garden this summer, and I have 6 more tomatoes in the fridge...not to mention the several dozen that are yet to ripen. I am totally looking forward to next year. Now that I finally broke ground and grew a garden, I'm ready for a bigger one next year. I'm glad I just did it this year even though it was late going in.
So many things in my life are like that garden. I don't know what I'm getting into until I just do it, and then it's wonderful. I put it off, daunted by the size of the task, forgetting that baby steps are possible. I'm learning something about that this year...about taking baby steps, not trying to do everything all at once, not worrying about getting it right the first time, stepping forth without knowing what the end product will be. I thought I knew what faith was before, and now I am astonished. I am learning faith...baby steps...little by little. And now I see how far I have to go. And as I learn faith, I do believe that God takes everything just one step further. The Unseen Hand waits for me just one step ahead, always pulling me forward, calling me forth into the wild future and the abundant provision...calling me to a bigger garden...more work and more provision...more faith and more miracles.