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A Magical Place

Category: Gardening | Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:34 pm

To me, gardens are a magical place. There is just something about walking through a garden that causes a part of me to come alive. I don't care if it is an elaborate botanical garden or simply a few potted plants on the porch. It doesn't matter what the location or what kind of garden it is my mind immediately goes to that magical place any time that I enter one.

I've often tried to figure out why I feel this way. What is it about growing things that brings about this twinge of excitement? I honestly believe that there is something spiritual about it. As a Christian I was taught that God created man from the dust of the earth. If you have ever read the Bible then you know that there are agricultural references throughout. Jesus himself spoke about plants and farming on multiple occasions. One of the most famous parables that Jesus gave was about the seed falling by the wayside. The seed that fell on the rocky soil didn't make it, but the seed that fell into the good soil did. There are too many more examples to give here. My point is that there are many.

Is it this deep connection to God that pulls me toward the garden? Am I drawn there because I believe that God is there? I would like to say yes, that I am such a spiritual man that I can work out in the garden and draw closer to God, but I don't think that is all there is to it. I also believe there is the human factor, that I just enjoy the hard work, that I like to see seeds planted in the ground and then grow to produce food for me and my family to eat. In effect, I like to see the beginning and ending of something.

Hmm... beginnings and endings. That kind of reminds me of the book of Genesis... In the beginning God... Perhaps it is more spiritual after all.

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Jewell wrote on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:08 pm:

Job 12:7‑10

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.


eclecticgarden wrote on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:40 pm:

Perfect scripture response Jewell. Thank you for sharing.

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