It was a beautiful fall day in my neck of the world today, so I headed out to plant 50 spring bulbs back in our woods! I was enjoying my quiet time in the woods planting bulbs, until……….the attack of the gigantic, gross worms!!!! Ewwwwww! I noticed that the one area I was digging in the dirt looked a bit different, it was broken up into little pieces. I thought it odd, but just dug away to plant my bulbs. But as I dug, suddenly 2, then 3, then 4, then 5, then 6 HUGE worms came squirming out of the earth. They looked like mini snakes to me, I then realized the weird dirt was really worm poop……ok, the official term is worm “castings.” ( I goggled worm poop and that is what it said, “castings.” Now my post must sound more scientific!) But after I cleared the area of the “castings” and picked up the worms with a shovel and threw them as far as my mom muscles could throw a worm being flung from a shovel.
I then began to plant lots of daffodil bulbs in the former worm sanctuary. I thought to myself I am going to bring some spring beauty to this former worm haven.
And then it hit me, that is what God does to us. He takes our disgusting “castings” and plants something new and beautiful in our hearts! So next spring when I see those daffodils arise from the dirt, I will smile to myself and thank God that he can make such beauty in the midst of something so nasty!!!!!