Sunday, August 25, 2013

Slogging through the mud...

With the gentle rain that makes everything so fresh, comes the mud which makes everything... well, muddy.


It happens that way. Rain has a way of dissolving dirt and settling dust and creating puddles. It's a good thing - the melting away and resettling of the earth... this watering of plants by God who created both the plants and the rain. Nourishing, healing, sweet smelling rain.



Sometimes the mud can be like pruning, though. Inconvenient. Unwanted. Undesirable. Could I choose another option? Could the road not be quite so muddy? Do I have to clean all this off my shoes again?

But there it is. The mud after the rain.



The mud that will be fertile. The dust-become-mud that has been washed off all of the plants so that the hills are green again. The layer upon layer of stirred up wind whipped soil that is settled back into place now. Mud that will soon be dry when the sun shines on it - dry and ready to nurture the seeds entrusted to it.


Another Son shines brighter - the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He reigns, too, and showers me with His love that washes away the dust and dirt of this world and settles everything into place. He is not always convenient and He doesn't do things my way.


He has a better way.

And since He is The Master Gardener, I will take one step after another through the melting dust and dirt, until the Son shines on all the mud and I can see the new life emerging.

Blessings,
Kathy


14 comments:

  1. I don't mind a bit of mud! LOVE the photo of the horses :)

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    1. haha - I will be delighted to send you some. ;-)
      Thank you!

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  2. Hope everything dries out a bit! Beautiful horses!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! Looks like there will be a little less rain and maybe a bit of wind to dry us out a bit. yay!

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  3. What, no boots for the horses?

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    1. mwahahaha - no. LOL Billie Jane actually likes being in the rain and the mud.

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  4. Ugh. It's rained all summer in Charleston. I'm glad I missed most of it, but I'm sick of it after just one week back here!

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    1. Hope your rain lets up - you get a lot more there. Here, the rainy season is short so we make the most of enjoying it. Mud and all! lol

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  5. I remember playing in the mud as a child. Now, we seem so inconvenienced by something like the rain.

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    1. So true! I really enjoy the rain, but wondering if the wash will run is not so much fun. I do like to watch the rain from the porch - so pretty!

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  6. Hoo-boy!! That's a lot of mud. Spring was always the "Season of Mud" when I was a kid.
    Thankfully, we had a "mud room" that collected most of the muddy boots and chore clothes.

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    1. Yep - the chore shoes have a *special place* for sure! I was sinking to the tops of my shoes... Still muddy and wet, but hopefully a little sun and wind next week will dry us out for a while.

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  7. We're in a dry spell and the rivers are so low! But of course the one day we got rain a couple weeks ago, we were supposed to pour our concrete that day. Funny how things always turn out!

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    1. Totally true!
      Either we are really dry here or we are drenched. The rain is welcome because, for the most part, we are dry. LOL - just a bit inconvenient when we get a LOT of rain at one time.

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