One is nearer God’s Heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on Earth.
The quote above is a line from the poem “God’s Garden” written by Dorothy Frances Gurney. You have probably seen it on plaques and other items if you’ve ever visited a garden shop.
Most people enjoy and have some degree of appreciation for gardens even if they’ve never had their own garden. But planting and caring for a garden is an entirely different experience. One that can only be known by doing it yourself.
There are so many amazing things to discover through gardening but the connection between God and gardens is the basis for all of it. This is not my opinion but actually documented in the Word of God.
First review what happened when God spoke on the third day of creation.
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the third day.
– Genesis 1:11-13
Now read what God did later in chapter 2
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden,
– Genesis 2:8-9
These are two different events in Genesis.
- God spoke and all types of vegetation grew on the earth.
- God planted a garden.
The very first garden was planted by God.
Ponder that while you are in your garden today.
Love to know your thoughts about God and gardening.
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Every Day with the King in a garden ♥