Lord willing, I will share more about the trip later this week.
Thinking of how much my nephew and niece had grown between our visits, also made me think about how much had changed and grown in the garden in almost a week. Before we left, I was tickled that one iris was in bloom. We returned to a beautiful dew covered, speckled blanket of purple blooms.
And the azaleas decided to awaken from their slumber and share their lovely pink blooms.It won't be long till the Lady Banks rose delights us with fragrant blooms.There is even new growth on the shrubbery in the landscaping!Every herb, flower and plant appeared to have grown while we were gone.
The new growth made me think of I Corinthians 3: 6 & 7:
"I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth."I did not do a thing in the garden for at least a week, yet another wave of tulips greets me upon return. Audra and I planted the herb and flower garden several years ago. We have all, at one time or another, watered and weeded the beds. Yet, while we were gone last week, God gave new growth.TheWholeEarthIsFullOfHisGlory!Lord, truly the whole earth shouts praises of Your glory that You are everything
Your power and redemption's story is evident as Your creation sings
Thank you for the garden we planted and watered and that You graciously gave the increase
Your power and might and the wonder of Your creation continues to amazes me, do not cease
Thank You for this glimpse of the garden that sings of Your praise
All honor to You - Amazing Creator, Giver of Growth and Ancient of Days. Amen.