This is an ollas.
I came across this clever invention as I was seeking ways to reduce my home water bill. Burying unglazed terracotta pots into the earth next to the plants one is growing, water will slowly diffuse through the porous material, moisturizing the soil below the surface. An additional benefit is it does not add moisture to the surface layer, preventing weeds from implanting. Hidden and out of sight, providing nourishment, and invented thousands of years ago. The ollas is a marvel of efficiency and allows plants to flourish and reach their full potential. Nearly two thousand years ago, God provided an even better answer for our spiritual well-being.
Jesus answered, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you that you must be born again. The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
John 3:5-8 (CSB)
When we confess and repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, God sends His Holy Spirit to indwell within us. Hidden and out of sight, the Holy Spirit empowers everyone who is a child of God. He nourishes and allows us to grow as long as we abide in Jesus Christ. He is the vine and we are the branches. Slowly, like the plants in my garden nourished by my ollas, we will grow and be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.