Thoughts from the Garden

Gardens delight us with their colors and their teeming life. A feast for the eyes, there is always something new to observe. Somehow, working in the soil helps us to reconnect with ourselves and with our God. Perhaps it is because it allows us to play a small part in the creation and nurture of the beauty there.

God began His fellowship with mankind in a garden. The man learned to be the caretaker, and before the fall, God walked with them in the cool of the evening. Jesus prayed in a garden before His crucifixion, and He was buried in a tomb in a garden. Easter Sunday greeted the Resurrected Lord in that same garden.

I pray that you find peace in the Father as you walk in His beautiful creation.

Come sit with me in my garden
caressed by a cashmere breeze.
Come watch with delight
the butterfly’s flight.
Come join the gentle peace.
 
Come sit with me in my garden
beneath the towering oak,
and hear the sound
of the quiet found
within the shadow’s cloak.
 
Come walk with me in my garden,
for here the heart is still.
See the bees that light
on the flowers, bright.
Hear the sigh of the whippoorwill.
 
Come sit with me in my garden,
and rest in its soothing spell.
As the hummingbird wings,
the Father’s grace sings,
“Fear not, for all is well.”

Genesis 1:11-12 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 2:15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

John 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulcher, wherein was never man yet laid.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Listen to In the Garden

Photos The Garden ©Beth Mims

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