I was surprised to see some wonderfully fresh grass growing on the inside of the mud hut. Somewhere that is a small shelter from the rain there grows young grass, and it looks so fresh it seems a shame to cover it up – perhaps it will stay, but I’ll make that decision later when I am working on the seating inside.
Because there is plenty of nutrients in the soil and clay has many nutrients, the grass is jumping up very quickly. The grass is also growing on the newly placed thatch. But I don’t mind, it is supposed to be an experiment with what I could build with.
“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
I have felt like this sometimes, like I have little faith. I have prayed for people or things that I have convinced myself that God must want this thing to happen, only to be in utter despair when I don’t get my outcome, but God is not really about fulfilling our immediate shopping list. He provides long term permanent solutions, not just sticky tape.
This grass has everything it needs to survive a cold winter, water, nutrients, a warmer temperature, and a small amount of light – and so it will thrive if I don’t damage it. Perhaps our faith is ever so fragile but alive on some days responding to the smallest amount of light from God because we are planted in a firm faith in Jesus.
Dear Lord, let us wait on you, and serve you, and do your will. For you are glorious, wondrous, and awe inspiring in the works that you do on a daily basis.