And God said, “Let
the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing
fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it
was so. And God saw that it was good…
Genesis 1:11-12, excerpted
I am amazed, at this time of
year especially, all that the Lord has blessed us with.
He gave us plants, trees, fruit
But not just one single kind of
plant, or tree, or fruit.
He blessed us with many, many
kinds of growing things. Just in a walk around my neighborhood I see trees
bearing white flowers…pink flowers…bright pink flowers. I see flowers of every
shape and color. When I go to the grocery store I have many varieties of fruit
from which to choose.
The Lord could have given us just
one kind of plant, one kind of flower, one kind of tree, one kind of fruit.
But He did not.
He gave us an almost countless variety
of growing things. And we are so very blessed that God gave us so much x-tra—so
much more than we deserve or even need.
Thank You, Lord, for the x-tra you give us in variety. You have blessed
us with so much; help us to appreciate Your love for us.