The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
– 2 Corinthians 9:6
One of the biggest lessons in gardening has got to be “you reap what you sow”: if you don’t plant it, you don’t get to harvest it. If you don’t water it, it doesn’t grow. Of course, just because you planted it today, you don’t get to harvest it today. Sometimes the work of personal growth and recovery can be hard because the work you did today might not pay off today. But it will bear fruit, if you can diligently wait for it and keep doing the work.
Our summer gardens continue to be a big part life for the women of Coram Deo. Beyond just “something to do”, the gardens beautify our common spaces, provide fresh produce and opportunities to try new things, and, as always, serve as a living reminder that the work is worth it — just because you didn’t see a big change today or harvest a tomato today doesn’t mean that change isn’t coming. Do your work. Let God do His work. And reap the fruits of your labor!