"Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”
~ Jani Ortlund

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More Garden Loveliness

A Christian, who realizes he has been made in the image of the Creator and is therefore meant to be creative on a finite level, should certainly have more understanding of his responsibility to treat God's creation with sensitivity, and should develop his talents to do something to beautify his little spot on the world's surface...


It should grow and blossom into a place of beauty,

demonstrating something of the wonder of the One who made plant life to produce seeds in the first place.

Christians should have more beautiful gardens...

Is is a waste of time to bring forth this sort of beauty or to fulfil your artistic talents in this sort of way?

Is it more important to use that time talking about the living God?

It seems to me the beauty which causes strangers passing by to stop and enjoy a garden, provides a background and already "says something" which gives an emphasis to what it is important to say.  Edith Schaeffer - The Hidden Art of Homemaking.

6 comments:

jAne said...

Oh, what a pretty post and poignant thoughts, MrsRabe. Thank you for this little break in my day to reflect on lovely things of the Lord and the beauty He bestows on this earth.

jAne
http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Miss Paula said...

I thought the first picture was ice cream and yes, God gave us the ability to create this too!!! Yum!

We can just look around and see what an artist God is!! There is beauty all around!

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your lovely garden!

Becky K. said...

Wise words, indeed.

Becky

~~Deby said...

oh these are great and just LOVELY pics...the Words are excellant to go with them..you have a way of putting things together....
deby

miss mary said...

what beautiful flowers. I love your garden.I love what you wrote as well

God Bless- Hugs