Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I am not much of a gardener. I am actually a plant killer, so probably the complete antithesis of a gardener. But I am also persistent and optimistic. We started small this year- two potted tomato plants, a red bell pepper plant, a strawberry plant and some cucumbers. We were on vacation last week and upon our return home I could not wait to see if my "firstfruits" had ripened and were ready to pick. Below are my firstfruits-- amazingly red and juicy looking from the top--completely rotten on the bottom. And the green pepper is amazing looking, but if you can see in the picture it was supposed to be red, and I don't think it is going to change colors any time soon. So, this was making me laugh and making me think about a statement I have heard before about giving my "firstfruits" to the Lord. I couldn't find the word in a search I did of a couple Bible translations, so I haven't gotten down to the true meaning of the word--knowing it must be talking about quality, not order...I would assume... at least in my case, I don't think he wants my actual "firstfruits"--maybe my "second fruits" or "third fruits". I will keep you posted.
Posted by gretchen at 9:02 AM