The kiss of the sun for pardon.
The song of the birds for mirth.
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
(Dorothy Frances Gurney)
Dear Father God,
As we make our approach towards summer, today I want to thank you for my garden.
I appreciate the fact that I (who once didn’t know the difference between a plant and a weed), have been able through books and the internet, to become knowledgeable enough to plan and plant my front and back gardens.
I’m thanking you for the wonderful escape my garden affords. I’m thanking you for those days when I can enjoy sun and solitude, when I can have breakfast or lunch on the patio whilst listening to the sounds of nature and enjoying the beauty of creation. And I thank you for the joy and satisfaction of seeing the work of my own hands.
Father God, I’m also grateful for those extra special days when I share this garden with family and friends for celebrations, fellowship and fun.
It’s a simple but beautiful blessing Father God, for which I thank you.
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