By putting aside the things that at one time I called garbage, with a little time, God turns into a nutrient rich material often referred to as "black gold." There is nothing like it to produce an abundant harvest. The most disgusting things go into the compost bin. Not only do I save the kitchen and yard scraps, but also the droppings from the hen house. It is a odd concept to keep the disgusting things that you hope your friends won't see laying around, and worse yet, step in. But somehow, God transforms it into one of the basic building blocks for new life. Organic compost is one of the best things for your garden. This "garbage" is a key ingredient in bringing forth abundant, new life. Similarly, the very things that I would have rather swept under the rug, put on the side of the road in a black plastic bag for someone else to take away, God has, with time, taken and used to bring forth new life. Thinking on this helps me to put the "messes" of today in perspective. The very things that I would like to make quickly go away may actually be the "black gold" that I need to ensure tomorrow's new, abundant life.