The Secret of the Garden

I need to share with you a truth about a very special garden. This is an ordinary and yet a not-so-ordinary garden too. In this garden, the soil is loaded with proper nutrients and always flooded with exactly the right amount of water.  However, in this garden, the gardener is the source of light. His light never dims and faces the flower plants at all times.

The flower plants are not all the same variety.  They vary by shape, color, dimension, location in the garden, and maturity in their growth cycle.  However, each flower is distinctly known by the gardener.  The gardener planted each seed in the right place at the right time with the foreknowledge that each one may be able to bring forth fruit in its proper time or season.

Each flower plant has equal access to light, nutrients, and water to be able to grow. Every plant in this garden will grow leaves so it may receive light more abundantly.  Some flower plants choose to not turn their leaves toward the source of the light making it impossible to receive more while others are turned slightly or to varying degrees toward the source of light.

The gardener’s light is so prevalent that there is no place where there is not light.  With the presence of so much light, it is difficult for some flower plants to discern what and where the actual source of the light is.  Not being able to realize the actual source of the light, these same flower plants, instead, admire the seeming small beauties of the other plants around them–prominent, not-as-prominent, small, large, mature, immature).  Being so focused on the other plants around them, these flower plants mistakenly settle for the extremely small reflection of light coming from the other flower plants that they admire around them.

Some flower plants have discovered the true source of the light and its real power.  Even in the midst of this extremely prevalent light, these mature flower plants have sensed a very unique intensity of light when their leaves are turned exactly at a certain angle more so than any other angle. It’s at this precise angle, that these mature flower plants can actually see and feel light differently and with more intensity than at any other position.

Some flowers are taller than others but most flowers have yet to blossom.  A few, the mature ones, have blossomed.  There are even fewer that have more than one blossom.

However, in the eyes of the gardener that knows each plant, He knows that each one is absolutely perfect.  By individual choice, each plant is exactly where it is supposed to be in its own growth cycle.  Even within this incredible prevalence of light, each plant will continue to remain exactly where it is until it chooses to identify the real source of the light (the gardener) and chooses to receive directly from Him instead of the small reflections of light from nearby plants.  The timing of each flower blossom is dependent upon whether each plant chooses to align its leaves single to the critical angle of light of the gardener.

“Is there any reflection of light, small or large, that a plant can receive from another plant that cannot be received directly from the gardener?”

 


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