Monday, September 23, 2013

Rain the Bugs Away

Our bush got spider mites. I know very little about gardening, and even less about insect control (although I have since been told that a spider mite is not an insect, but technically an arachnid - some people know way too much about bugs). The best way to control spider mites, according to the University of Missouri extension office is - rain. A good soaking rain will wash the mites off the plant, and provide nourishment that will keep the bush strong. Fortunately, it rained before my bush died.

In Deuteronomy 32, Moses compares the teaching of God's word to a cleansing rain:

Deuteronomy 32:2
Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

We all need the rain of God's word on our life. Sometimes the spider mites gather. God's word reveals not only what we need, but what we don't need - allowing God's power to wash it away and nourish our heart. Let the rain fall in your life - spend some time in God's word today.

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