God is a very personal thing, so I'm not going to preach. You either believe or you don't. That's fine. There are those who seem to think you mustn't believe in God if you don't go to church.Well, all I can say about that is not all churches are good and not all people feel welcome in them.
In the garden, however, everyone is welcome and God is ever present, whether you know it or not. Gardeners know it. Why do I say that? Because gardeners are constantly exposed to miracles.
Take the seed for example. Seeds are the simplest form of a miracle. Just think about it. A tiny little speck--some are as big as a coconut, but there are many which can barely be seen they are so small-- and what happens to it once it hits soil, gets a bit of rain and some sunlight?
You get a plant. That plant could be quick growing, stay small and produce pretty flowers, and that in itself has God's signature all over it, but a more astonishing miracle is a seed no bigger than an acorn buried by a busy squirrel, and several decades later seeing a one hundred foot tall giant redwood tree come from it. WOW!
Some might not know it--gardeners do of course-- but plants are every day miracles. They give us beauty, to be sure, but also life sustaining food...
fresh, clean, crisp oxygen to breathe...
....and well-being. Have you ever stressed out while looking at a flower or daydreaming under a weeping willow? Yeah, didn't think so.
Now maybe you'll understand why I say if you don't see or feel God whenever you see a plant, a flower, or a tree, well, then perhaps you're not a gardener at all.