Richard’s dad loved plants, and I do too, but they had been allowed to grow unkempt for many years, and the beauty has become chaos. We have been working diligently to clean it up. A boardwalk led to the pond that was like a jungle; my kids wanted us to leave it, but I couldn’t do it. They remembered traipsing through it as children and wanted to preserve that memory. As I was going through photos and other things, I found a picture of it when it was new, and it was incredible. It was a clear path with no encumbrances and very fresh looking. I want to bring it back to its original beauty.
We were born with a new path, but many of life’s trials have overgrown it and caused encumbrances. They drive our minds to become cluttered and have hidden the beauty. You must begin to clear out the weeds and even some of the shrubbery you planted. It could be treacherous to try and clean it all at once, but God can help you eliminate the underbrush little by little and reveal your beautiful mind. Ask God to help you walk through this process. You won’t believe how free you will feel, and the worries of the world will become less, and God will become more.
to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3