Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Garden

Our homes are like gardens. Some gardens are eclectic, with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Some are ordered neatly in rows. Others have herb gardens, rose gardens.

Some gardens are large taking up an acre or more, others may have a balcony garden, a porch garden or a nice backyard garden. Envision ALL the different gardens that you can and think on it for a moment.

Gardens of all kinds are beautiful, from the grandest to the single rose bush positioned lovingly in the container on the back porch. A garden no matter the size must be tended. Weeded, watered, LOVED....or the fruit will not bare.

Now picture your garden over run with weeds and having been without water for a few days. It may look messy, cluttered. The flowers will begin to slump and wilt. Imagine that same garden left to itself for a month.

Each of our gardens is completely different. We have houses, husbands, children, health issues, school issues, spiritual issues or the lack thereof that make our gardens unique. Yet there is one thing that makes them all the same. As the gardener we are to tend them, each in there own needs. The weeds (house keeping, discipline, spiritual issues, relationships) must be pulled or they will over take your garden.

Yet, a garden that is LOVED, well planned, thought through, organized, tended to daily, watered, prayed over, sung to, weeded.....will flourish and bring forth fragrant beautiful flowers; will produce bountiful foods and most importantly will be a place of beauty, peace and JOY!

What is the state of your garden?


Christa said...

Hi Audrey,

It was nice seeing you and your boys last night. Your boys are adorable. Mine had a great time.

Your blog is a beautiful Haven of faith, family, and homeschooling.

Robyn said...

Our "garden" is a little weedy, and a little droopy, lately, but we are trying to get it back into shape. :-)

Cute article!

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29