Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bread for the Journey

Last Saturday I visited a beautiful woodland garden that is only open to the public a few times a year. I was struck by all the varieties of plants that this gardener has grown and the labor it takes to create the beautiful spaces that I was able to walk through. My time there reminded me of our own Master Gardener who has created all these things for us to enjoy and the strength for this earthly gardener to create these spaces.
This is a great time of year to see new growth. If you need a reminder of God's goodness to us I would encourage you to take some time to step out into the world around you that He has created. Visit a garden or a meadow or take a walk around your neighborhood with eyes that are open to see something new that you haven't noticed before.

Ask Him to open your eyes to see and I believe you will have cause to worship Him again with fresh eyes.

Psalm 100 (ESV)

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
    Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.


  1. A beautiful illustration of this Psalm Ellen. Master Gardener indeed!

  2. There is so much beauty right before our eyes,we just need to take the time to look. God has provided so richly for us. I love Him and give Him praise.

  3. Lovely post.... beautiful photos. TFS

    1. this is absolutely beautiful and the Psalm goes so well with it. Almost like being there.

  4. Psalm 100 is the first Psalm I had to memorize as a child in Sunday School... I have never forgotten it. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of God's creation.

  5. These are beautiful photos, Ellen. You have discovered little flowerets and almost hidden surprises under the leaves. I think it is very refreshing to have time outdoors, too.