Well, it has sure been a long time coming! Two Summers of dust… two Spring and Fall seasons of mud… much of our yard had come to more closely resemble a plowed field (and not a very nice one at that) than a grass-filled yard. Construction projects, heavy equipment and constant traffic had done its damage — plus it wasn’t even very nice when we took ownership of the house.
But… this week the new yard was installed… and in just one day! Much gratitude to Sexton Landscaping (no this isn’t intended to be a commercial, but they did a great job) and now our yard has been graded and tilled, received new top soil, seeded, fertilized and covered with straw.
And now we wait… and WATER LIKE CRAZY! All told, our new lawn covers 15,000 square feet… now that’s a lot to water! But the professionals assure me, since the installation was done correctly, if we water, water, water we will have a new lawn in about 4-5 weeks. No more dust storms when the mower crosses a dirt-bare area… no more muddy shoes after a rain…just lush green grass. I can’t wait! I am clinging to the assurance of the pros… “If we water it — it will grow.”
Psalm 147 says, “He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures.” Psalm 147:8 I am hoping he covers the hills of the McKnight Family Homestead in grass too — and I wouldn’t mind a little rain now! I have hoses and sprinklers everywhere!
Paul wrote, “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
I am praying for grass at my house, but I am praying for deep spiritual roots for me and all the folks at Christian Alliance Church. I am praying that our lives are built on him and that our faith will grow strong as we learn more and more the truth of knowing Jesus. You see, the reality is before Jesus my soul was a dry and dusty heart, but now in Jesus it is alive and a new creation! And I am thankful, so thankful.
All my new lawn supposedly needs is water… and all my spiritual life needs is more of Christ! More of Christ in daily living… more of Christ to deflect temptation… more of Christ to advance the Kingdom of Jesus! So I am praying for more of Jesus in my life and yours… and for a little rain too… you know… for the grass.