Wouldn’t it be just like God to put the cure for cancer in everyones yard? Now, as I was researching the benefits of dandelion I came across the above image. Interesting.
Yes dandelion is a healthy wild edible with wonderful medicinal properties as well. It was brought over by settlers from Europe and cultivated in gardens and was a valued spring crop that revitalized the body after a lean and starchy winter.
Yet today most in America think its a weed… yep, we are that out of touch with reality.
I hope you enjoy this educational video I put together on some other common plants you will find growing in your backyard including: Is Clover edible, Wild Violets, Cattail, Thistle, Wild Mustard, Burdock, Garlic Mustard, Creeping Charlie, and Ferns. (more videos to come!!)
Jesus said, “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13 NIV
I have always loved that Scripture! Yes, even though we are evil, He gives the Holy Spirit to any who ask him. He is that generous!
I remember a blog I wrote called What Kind of a Monster do you Think God Is? where I talk about how I have been praying for the Holy Spirit for over a decade. Here is an excerpt from that:
Notice how that Scripture ends? He is telling us the best thing to ask for and seek after… the best gift of all… is His Presence in the Holy Spirit!
Now, do you think for a moment that if one of his children asks for the Holy Spirit that the Lord Jesus gives him an imposter spirit? A false Holy Spirit? A demon? Can you imagine God sitting back on his throne drink in hand laughing to himself, “Ha ha got him that time. He really trusts us, doesn’t he? Isn’t that so dumb? What an idiot! We’ll teach him a lesson.”
What kind of a monster do you think God is?
No, the Good Shepherd does not feed his lambs to the wolves. Again, can you imagine Jesus saying to you, his sheep, “You annoyed me today.” “Come here wolf and teach this one a lesson!” As he holds you down and lets the wolf gnaw on your leg for a while.
Yet, this is the very attitude I see in some “believers” that I meet. I have heard them say things like, “Having kids is scary. If they don’t accept Christ right away then it would be a blessing if they died before the age of accountability.”
I love how God said to Jeremiah:
“Give up your mistaken tone of distrust”
It’s time we did just that and come into the knowledge that our Trust Worthy Loving Heavenly Father is the One and Only Sovereign who really does rule from heaven and has put to open public disgrace all the demons of hell when Yeshua crawled onto a cross and took the hit, becoming evil and the punishment that evil (we) deserved, in our stead, so we could then become the righteousness of God in him:
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
Interesting. Didn’t know my back yard was so nutritious! 🙂