Garden Heart

Author: Kylie Barnett — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: March 27, 2020

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Garden Heart

A warm wind blows through the trees And stirs the face of the water. Wandering about the garden free— Echoes of songs and laughter. A soul, a smile, A song to be sung; The start of a fire, His work had begun. He bent on His knees And sat in the dirt; Tugged on the weeds And toiled in the earth. All of this work Because He had treasured. Though His job was not finished, In this place He found pleasure. This work was perfection And beauty precise. All love, no rejection; Tears formed in His eyes. Its glory so bright, He loved so He bought; Completed and worthy, This garden, her heart. • Kylie Barnett • Where does our value come from? What kind of value did God create us with (Genesis 1:27, 31; Psalm 139:13-16)? • We are sinners who need to be rescued by Jesus (Romans 3:23; 6:23). When we put our trust in Him as our Lord and Savior, we become new creations: sin is no longer our identity (2 Corinthians 5:17). How is this newness both instantaneous and a process (Philippians 1:6)? • As Christians, if our hearts are gardens bought by the blood of Jesus and tended by the Holy Spirit, what does that say about our sin? Is any weed too big for the Gardener to pull up? Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (CSB)


Read Verses:

Genesis 1:26-31; John 15:1-5; Galatians 2:20