by Terrica Joy in

My Mom, Tirzah and I took my Granny to the Arboretum yesterday to celebrate her birthday.  She's a lover of flowers and color, a bird-watcher, someone who appreciates the simple things.  (It's in our blood, I think ;-)  In all her years she's never visited the Arboretum, so of course it seemed the perfect celebration adventure.  We had a picnic lunch picked up from Whole Foods on the patio overlooking the lake before heading off to explore the grounds.


She pointed out a few buds here and there, wisteria, redbuds...


...but I was really waiting to see what she'd have to say when we got to the vast lawn where the tulip beds are displayed in breaktaking splendor.  As we rounded the corner and the vivid beds came into view, we stopped and stared for a moment, taking it all in.  As we started towards the lawn to squish our toes in the lush grass she said it, quietly, "Man may plow the ground and plant the may even tend to these beds day in and out...but it's God who makes them grow.  No man could do that.  I just don't understand how anyone could say there's no God."

I smiled, "Indeed, Granny.  Couldn't have said it better myself."


They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.  Romans 1:19-20

Isn't she cute?!  Don't you just love Grandmas??  What simple truths has your Granny taught you?