|Photo by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2013|
It's been awhile since we've done a writing prompt! We need to get those creative juices flowing! Here's one for the end of spring.
Sandy James is going to start us off with her response.
God’s beauty is so evident in the garden; glorious yellow irises, snow white peonies, purple alum standing so regally , a cacophony of columbine colors and carpets of green grass barbered just so. With such a cold Spring, we’ve just planted small tomato plants whose labels promise fruit within 80 days – an eternity!
Wrong! We can accomplish nothing without God’s enabling power. We are only who we are because of Christ in us, the hope of glory. We have His beauty inside us and the more we surrender to Him, the more that aroma of beauty and love is released in our lives. He is all the while in us both to will and to work for His good pleasure. And ”the good work HE’s begun in us, HE will complete”. It’s not about what we DO, but what we BEcome by drawing close to Him and allowing Him to work in us and through us – by cooperating with Him, seeking His heart in all things.
He’s planted us on this earth to grow and be a demonstration of His love and beauty. All we have to do is say “yes” and watch how His garden grows.
by Sandy James, 2013
Next response to "The garden" prompt will be posted Friday, May 31.