Alive: 47 Days of Lent, Day 27

Alive: Tending

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

Genesis 2:15 NIV

My default setting is to question everything. This verse made me ask: why did God put man to work and tend to the garden? Why didn’t He create the garden to sustain itself? Better yet, why didn’t He create a super-powered entity to take care of the garden? 

Then I went back again to the beginning, when God created the Earth. With authority, God called things into being and told them what to be, and then took a moment to declare it good. God is deliberate about his plans for us.

Our all-knowing and all-powerful God says my role on earth is to tend and take care of His garden. This speaks to me of a gifted role in God’s plan. Of all the things that He could have declared me to be, this is the one God chose.

Dear God, 

You only have good plans for me. Help me do my part and not drop the ball on who you have called me to be. May I have be filled with love for you; because to love you is to do your will. Amen.

Author: Ulan Garba Matta, Jos Green Centre, Nigeria

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