There is this cedar tree that overlooks our garden. Every year it sheds its leaves and produces new ones. Every year it produces hundreds and hundreds of seeds. I know. They fall in our garden and I have to rake them up!
When I am out in the garden among the leaves and seeds, this scripture passage about the sower and the seed comes to mind. I am always struck by the apparent extravagance and wastefulness of God. Why so many? Why every year?
But, God's ways are not our ways. Sometimes we may want to question God's ways. "Why God?" We may even want to suggest some improvements to God's plan. "God, surely you could have averted this?" But God is infinite wisdom! God works all things for good. I am slowly tapping into this wisdom. So whereas in the past I grudgingly raked and bagged the leaves and seeds and put them by the road to be taken away, now I pile them high in a corner of the garden. Eventually, they yield a rich harvest of good soil!
How I marvel at the wisdom of my God!
Gail Jagroop, OP
St. Joseph, Trinidad