There is something about a garden… I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s because when God first made the man and the woman He put them in the Garden; come to think of it, they tended the Garden. Perhaps it’s because with a garden, you have a partnership between the Creator and humans who use the talent and imagination God gave them to create something beautiful.
Or maybe it’s because a garden was where Jesus went to pray on that fateful night…
Whatever the reason, there is nothing like a garden as a place to pray or for quiet contemplation of the majesty of God. Of course, there is a lot more to a garden than the final product. The act of planning a garden, building a garden and tending it that brings so many people closer to God.
I must admit that I’m really not much of a gardener, but even I can see the connection between time spent caring for one, and time spent in God’s presence. For me, it isn’t so much gardening as it is trying to keep up with weeds.
I would imagine that some who come across this might be better able to share how God has blessed them through this expressive practice, and I hope some will share their experiences with us.