It’s a Work-In-Process. WIP they call it. I first heard the term some 55 years ago, when working for Elgin National Watch Co. Acronyms were not widely used in the 60’s. But, in reality, WIP can, and does, apply to absolutely everything. To name a few: Education, courting, marriage, raising children, career, business and personal relationships, life-in-general, and then funerals. Everything is a Work-In-Progress; even planting a garden. Compare a garden to a career, or any of the above. You have to clear a garden area, plant the seed, water it, weed it, and harvest it, etc. And, you have to do this on an on-going basis; over and over again, in the events of everyday life. The maintenance of the Garden of Life (also a WIP) is a life-long process. And, so it is with God. We should, and must, maintain our Garden with God. Failing that, our Relationship with Him, and our Salvation, is at risk. If you abandon God’s garden, then your relationship with Him suffers. Deuteronomy 20:6 – And is there any man who has planted a vineyard and has not enjoyed its fruit? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man enjoy its fruit. ..cjlb..8/15/13
PHOTO CREDIT: An early morning street scene on Gervais St. Columbia, SC , of the moon setting in the West, taken by CJLB.