... in the garden

Published on 31 Mar 2017
Person holding a plant which has been taken out of the soil

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.