We have become farmers. Tomato farmers to be more specific. We've actually been quite the overachievers in the tomato farming business this year! If you see us, you'll most likely receive a bag of complimentary cherry or grape tomatoes. It's what we're called to do apparently.
Along with tomato farming comes worms, notably the tomato hornworm or Manduca quinquemaculata. Seriously, that's his legal name. He's a vicious little creature that can destroy a tomato plant in a single afternoon. He too is an overachiever!
“There is no use in talking as if forgiveness were easy…For we find that the work of forgiveness has to be done over and over again.” —C.S. Lewis
The work of forgiveness must be performed over and over and over again. Sometimes, it seems to be a never ending ordeal.
That's when the offense is no longer a burden.
Have you ever thought of your life as a beautiful garden? That's the way God sees it. He doesn't see all the messy. He looks past that and sees a garden being made beautiful.
However, if you're at all a gardener, you know beautiful gardens begin with a lot of clearing! This garden, this beautiful garden of your story is being written for you.
Read more about the garden of your soul here in our post Beautiful Gardens Begin With Clearing the Land.