I love gardening because just like everything else it points me towards God. Besides the fact that God is creator of all things, thus anything I plant. It also reminds me of some very simple truths.
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:6-8
I'm always reminded that I can water my plant, prune it, feed it, but ultimately God will cause it to grow. And the same in life, I can minister, share the gospel, and live my life as an example but God is the one who changes hearts.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
Maybe It's because I try so hard to keep birds and other animals from eating my food that I'm always reminded of this verse. One of the reasons I love gardening so much is because I'm truly amazed by it. Although I love buying plants at Home Depot, truly nothing compares to planting a seed. To watch a plant grow from something so small into something that yields fruit is amazing. It shows me the power of God in the intricacy of His creation. He truly is creator, sustainer, and provider. I struggle so much with trust and worry, but when I garden I am reminded that God loves me more than these animals that He takes care of everyday.
It also helps me love the birds a little more ;)