In the Scriptures, Jeremiah buys a field as the Babylonians are on the doorstep. It is a symbol of hope, promise, and faithfulness.
The Lord of heavenly forces, the God of Israel, proclaims: Houses, fields, and vineyards will again be bought in this land. – Jeremiah 35:15
One of the last things on my to do list before heading to General Conference was getting my garden in. Seedlings that had to get in the ground. Things that needed started before it was too late.
With all of the prep work… Which includes all of the pre-work at church so I can be gone for two weeks… I was a bit behind.
I found a few hours between yesterday and today to dig some holes and set some plants to growing.
And as I looked out at the garden… all bare dirt with teeny plants… I thought about Jeremiah. Knowing that after this time away, life will resume is a good feeling. Hope, promise, homes, work, all will be back.
The time away has a purpose.
But it is not an end.
It is not everything.
Life will be waiting.
And hopefully some lettuce and strawberries, too!