PHOTO: Even my the lamppost is reminiscent of Narnia...
Please don’t dismiss as flowery my love for gardens. Would you do so for The One who created and designed with great intricacy The Garden of Eden and who promises with the return of His Tender that we would walk in utter unity the unlimited paths within The New Jerusalem not just in the cool of the day, but every moment of eternity?
Gardens are fashioned to capture more than imagination and butterflies. Gardens utilize all of our senses. The scents, color, touch, sounds and even taste transport us into immediate portals to heaven - as if we unwittingly walk in the real-time roads of the newest Narnia.
Every pedal and plant and overall architecture of its lanes both mirror The Gardener and His aspirations for each of us. For why not? Are we not living and growing in an ongoing and diverse blueprint of beauty?
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Spring is more than a great interruptor of Winter. May’s metaphor is the great contraster. Walk its paths to portals.
And the LORD will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail…Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody…For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.
Isaiah 58:11 NASB, Isaiah 51:3 NASB, Isaiah 61:11 NASB
On "Don't Make God Laugh At His Own Punchlines:"
God has our plan , we sometimes don't want to wait for it to pass , I know sometimes I can be impatient . I've tried to work things out thinking that that's the way God wants it . Boy was I ever wrong , yet God already knows me and what kind of person I am that He already knew I was going to do this that and the other thing . He had it in his plan knowing that at some time I would realize that I would eventually let go of what I want and how I wanted to do something and give Him the control .
Antoinette Renzi, Guilderland, NY
On "The One Voice That's Music to God's Ear:"
There Is truly only one name I can bring unity to the church – that name is Jesus!
Frank Wray, Delmar, NY