My container garden has doubled in size. Lisa gave me a new addition for my birthday on August 1. It sat empty for a while because there were no more summer plants to be found. I have just started some winter vegetables in the new containers along with a remainder of okra and tomato plants in the old containers. This is only my second try at a winter garden. The last attempt was less than productive. I am experimenting with some new worm fertilizer and organic potting soil for the new containers.
We are living in an age of empty buckets waiting to be filled with new experiments in making disciples and growing Christian stewards. The way we have done it before is not going to work in our new world environment. Even if Covid-19 is eradicated tomorrow, the world we once knew is no longer here. If anything has come out of the pandemic, it is the realization that so many of our programs and practices were outdated or barely producing any fruit.
I am hoping that better soil, fertilizer, and different plants will produce an abundant harvest. I invite you to try some different approaches (experiments) in this new world. Think of Galatians 6:9:
Common English Bible
9 Let’s not get tired of doing good, because in time we’ll have a harvest if we don’t give up.