Sometimes I wonder about this phrase. I am kind of hoping that in paradise there won't be room for weeds like thistles and nut sedge, that I fight with constantly here on earth. I am also hoping that mosquitoes and japanese beetles will be banned from paradise. I saw my first beetle today and know that the next month will be spent trying to keep them away from my flowers and grape vines. Maybe, just to please me, God would ban moles and ground squirrels from paradise, and the rabbits would only be interested in eating grass and weeds. On my way out to check on the mole that is ruining my back garden, three rabbits ran into the corn field from my vegetable garden. They have been enjoying my green beans, and not at all interested in the traps that I have set for them.
But, on the other hand, the hollyhocks are beautiful, the lilies are blooming in all different colors, and I am eating fresh strawberries and raspberries from the fruit garden. I ate green beans and broccoli last night for dinner, fresh from the vegetable garden.
So, I guess if I can get past all of the aggravations that nature throws in, my garden is still the closest thing to paradise that I am going to see on this earth. Makes me wonder how much more awesome the real paradise is going to look someday.