My Garden

As the sun was getting low in the sky last night, Tom and I stopped by with a load of things for our new home. I went out alone to our fenced in garden and just stood there for a moment taking in how beautiful the sun was on the flowers. A poem by a 19th century Englishman that I first read probably 25 years ago came to mind in the cool night air.

A GARDEN is a lovesome thing, God wot!
Rose plot,
Fringed pool,
Fern’d grot—
The veriest school
Of peace; and yet the fool
Contends that God is not—
Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool?
Nay, but I have a sign;
‘Tis very sure God walks in mine.

~ Thomas Edward Brown

We may not be able to change the world individually, but we can tend well to our own gardens that God has given us and make our lives and families a thing of beauty. Here’s my new garden! This is the portion behind the white fence and gate. We are grateful for the Lord’s provision.

garden

7 thoughts on “My Garden

  1. Rose says:

    “We may not be able to change the world individually, but we can tend well to our own gardens that God has given us and make our lives and families a thing of beauty.”

    In light of what is happening in our country and how helpless we sometimes feel about it all, it is a good reminder that our own little corner of the world is what matters most…our families. We can’t make much of a difference as individuals to change the direction of our nation which has become so sick with sin. But we can nurture our families and pour ourselves into them and be a source of light to others who are searching for truth. Thanks for this reminder, Ingrid. And what a beautiful garden!!

  2. Kris says:

    I LOVE IT!!! What a fabulous view from your kitchen window. You’re going to see a whole other
    side & beauty of nature touched only by God’s hand. Emily won’t be chasing birds, she’ll be taking in the magnificence of butterflies.

  3. healingInHim says:

    So very happy for you, Ingrid & family. Excited that you can be closer to the school God has chosen for Emily. This is just such a blessing to hear of His wonderful provision in your new home and yard, etc. Praying for a smooth move and many more blessings. 🙂

  4. Stacy says:

    I love watching my flowers in the changing light of day. God reveals himself in every garden.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely poem.

  5. Donna D says:

    you’re garden is beautiful. Congratulations on your new house!

    From drought ridden & water rationing California,
    Donna 🙂

Comments are closed.