Monday, 9 June 2008


After cutting the grass, trimming the edges and doing some gardening, I am once again reminded I do not have a clue about anything in the garden!!! My mother-in-law on the other hand is a dab hand. She has taken cuttings from plants in her own garden and planted them in ours.

After 18 months we are seeing the benefit of taking these small snippings from the bigger bushes and transplanting them into foreign soil.

This got me thinking about the image of God as the Gardener. As we look to plant our best into Amsterdam, we know actually that it is God who is tenderly uprooting and transplanting this cutting from Reading Family Church into foreign soil. It is him that will ensure that that cutting takes so that in 18 months time we can start to see the flourishing of an exciting, growing international church in the Netherlands.

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