Beautiful Garden
~ by Joyce Hemsley

Early summer again
when beauty is born,
birds are in love
and the lark sings at dawn.
Skies are in fashion
dressed in blue satin
instead of the grey
of a February day.

Once more I wander
in a beautiful garden
amid pretty rosebuds
of delicate pink…
and flowers of Holland
those tulips in bloom
are waving goodbye to
the breezes of spring.

I silently offer
a fervent prayer
as fragrance of heaven
touches my heart;
there is no place on earth
like a beautiful garden…
each individual aspect
is God’s work of art.

Even after four trips to the Gardens, I still can’t snap enough pictures of the beautiful flowers, leaves & trees. How I wish I could also bottle up the natural lovely scent of  different plants to release them in our home – that would be ultimate aromatherapy for everyone at home!

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and indigo – yes, colours of the rainbow is present all around the garden. I am attracted by the multi hues of colours and the different shapes and texture of the floral and fauna there. Even the leaves are so attractive. What an eye-feast for nature lovers!

While strolling in the gardens, I marvel at the beauty of God’s detailed workmanship. Observe closely a flower or a leaf and you will be blown away by the uniqueness of each one. As I ponder on God’s intricate design of each leaf, flower and tree, that if He cares even about the minute details of all things big and small, how much more is His love and good plan for each and everyone of us? I was reminded of several verses in the bible (NIV) :

Psalm 8:3-4
“When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?”

Luke 12:24
“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

What a thoughtful and wise way to remind us of His (God’s) great love and providence for us through the beautiful flora and fauna He created.

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR THE BEAUTY & WONDER IN THIS WORLD !!

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