it's taken a long time, but i have finally figured out the spiritual significance of MULCH.
(see here to read my confusion...)
rotting organic material.
fly-attracting, smelly, soggy, gross mulch.
oh, it's significant, all right. wait. wait. wait.
a couple of years ago when i first began my tropical garden escapades, i had many revelations- if you can call them that- of the significance of many different things that grow in relation to how my relationship with God works.
but one thing i could not understand was MULCH. what did it mean? how do i relate to it in terms of a learning experience from my garden? what do i do with its characteristics- most of which are just plain gross- and translate that over to my life?
it took a beautiful video to make the lesson clear to my gardener brain.
this unbelievable story taught me that overtop of my rocky adobe ground (read "heart") i could put anything organic that had died (read "laying one's life down") and it would change the soil (read "redemption").
and it's all straight from the BIBLE.
i'm excited. this information is not only changing the way i use the land God has given me, but also my everyday life. suddenly i see that everything in my life that lays itself down and dies, will change the hard rocky nature of my human heart into a life-bearing organism that is self-sustaining (read "GOD") and life-bearing.
watch the video. you won't believe.
but i hope you do.
and come on over to my tropical garden some day, to see how things are changing. bring a bag of something dead with you. =)