... in the garden
There’s a verse you sometimes see on a garden gate:
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of a bird for mirth,
One is nearer to God in a garden,
Than any place else on earth
This is quite literally true. God started us off in a garden, telling us to look after it. We don’t need to make the same mistake as Adam and Eve. Whenever I work in a garden God comes to join me just as surely as the Robin and the Blackbird. Jesus used a lot of horticultural imagery in His parables. They work just a well today, for gardeners. I’ve learned many a good lesson chatting with God as I tend His beautiful plants.