How Nature Takes Over Anyway
In our garden is an area we covered in black plastic as a mulch to keep it clean until we get around to doing what I have planned for that space, an herb garden. This has taken longer than foreseen so I clean it off somewhat every once in awhile. While doing that I saw how nature could quickly take back the entire space. The ivy sends out creeping shoots, moss forms, leaves and other debris accumulate, grass seeds fall and grow. Such vitality!
The Creator’s life force is present in all of creation.
“I am the Strength; the Strength is in the brother (and) in the evil man (alike). The Strength (is) in Yuhshoo, (in) Muhammad, (but also) in the black one, (in) the prickle; (It is) in the ear of the brother, (but also in) the horn (of the buffalo).”
He created us free to choose as we please. We can work with nature or destroy it. We can live up to the hopes He had in creating us as spiritual beings or let that part of us die. We can accept what is commonly termed “human nature” or change it. When people say oh that’s just human nature, it is usually resignation to our shortcomings, our downfalling. We don’t have to accept that—we can change within and recover the divine image in which we were created. I am getting out a spiritual hoe and taking it to work on my heart. Will you join me?