One of the joys of gardening is dreaming about how things will look in the fullness of time. We can imagine and plan, and even draw or make collages, of how things might look in a space but we can’t know until things grow. So much of gardening is not in our hands. Some gardeners find this frustrating, but most, particularly when they’ve been gardening for a few years, revel in the happy accidents of nature. When we leave things to nature we are of course, leaving them to God. Isn’t this how we work alongside God so much of the time? God in his grace asks us to be his hands and feet on earth. We have a responsibility to do our best for God but we also have an infinitely powerful God working alongside us.