There it was, busy as a, well…BEE. Working with single-minded focus on gathering pollen for transfer. Cross-pollination in 4-D, right before my very eyes.
I watched this science-lesson-in-action out on some land the other evening, as I waited for Hubs to walk off the property. I had my camera with me (of course) and busied myself with capturing creation for later perusal. It was during this later time that it struck me: Aren’t we all cross-pollinators?
Don’t we all gather “pollen” from our experiences in life, other people’s words and actions toward us, even what we take in through the rest of our senses? And, certainly, what we gather, we spread; taking the residue, good and bad, and depositing it on others to take root and grow.
I’m left to wonder this day: What am I picking up and taking into my heart and mind? More, what am I spreading to others? Am I leaving a garden of healthy, beautiful plants or a string of weeds, choking out the life that is trying to eek out an existence in their shadow?
Lord, let a legacy of beauty and good fruit be mine.
Matthew 12:33 MSG
Oh yes ma'am, you are certainly tending to garden of healthy, beautiful plants! I know this is true because you watered me with Truth, mulched me with His love, and nurtured me with your sisterhood in Christ. I can FREEly admit that I am a beauty of His creation touched by a few of His appointed gardeners here on earth.
I can't help but think of that scripture about our being the aroma of life to the believer; the stench of death to the non-believer.
May we all fill the air with honey & sweet aroma,
Man, I LOVE the cross pollination reference you have going on here….
well from what I have read so far…..I am pretty sure you are doing a great job planting seeds of hope/joy…..and spreading beautiful blossoms along the way.
Thanks for a great read!
Girl, you are spreading some beautiful things. You have picked up so much wisdom and give it out freely. All these blogs of ours are beautiful examples of cross pollination, aren't they. I pray that I, too, am cross pollinating beautifully.
What a great illustration you have here, Melinda! Very well written, and so very true.
I love that analogy.
Seeking to gather the "good" to deposit on others and leave the rest where it lie/lay (I never know which one to use…).
Beautiful picture, Melinda. When you think about it, I want to be a "cross" pollinator. Taking the truth of the cross and sprinkling its dust all over the world.
Now you have me thinking…all this without my boots on!
What a beautiful picture! (Both the photo and the words.) I love that idea that we're cross-pollinators. What a great reminder to make sure what we're taking in is worthy of passing along.