Monday, May 20, 2013

What do you think?

My miniature rose bush has tripled in size since last year. Good on ya, snow!

And what's not to love about the whimsical, droopy head of the peony. Here for a short while, but gorgeous while they last!

Ah, the garden. Breathe in, breathe out . . .

"And He walks with me and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own.
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known."
I love the old hymn, "In the Garden," but I take issue with the last line. I suspect many have known the joy of walking and talking with the Lord in the beauty of a quiet garden. Yet, as I think about it, perhaps divine communion is unique for each Christ-follower. A tailor-made connection between God and His child.
What do you think?


chaplaindebbie said...

I believe that 'None other has ever known' means that no one will ever have the same 'connection' with God that each individual has with Him. All connections are divine and wonderful, but for the individual, it is special and unique to them and God. Like you said 'tailor-made'.
Your garden is gorgeous. I am moving into a place with a small back yard, so I might actually get my little vegi and rose garden that I've been wanting. God bless!

Eileen Rife said...

Even a tiny garden space can be a respite and add another creative outlet for the writer. I've learned that I sometimes need to step away from the page to indulge in another art form. When I do, my writing improves.

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