While creating a comfortable and beautiful home for my family is something I truly love to do, I actually think I enjoy creating little gardens outside even more. Perhaps it is because God Himself had His own hand on those plants, designing their intricate unique leaves, textures and colorful flowers. He delighted in each detail. That is an incredible thought!
When I am outside digging in the dirt and filling my planters with God’s lovely handiwork each summer, I really feel a sense of supernatural peace come over me.
Let’s be honest, I don’t have a green thumb and many of the plants I bring home eventually die. It is true. I don’t mean to, but it happens. I don’t particularly sense God’s gardening favor on me, but that doesn’t seem to matter much. Even though I don’t have a clue what I’m doing with plants, I still sense God’s love and presence there. He feels near.
Working with plants and creating a little oasis from the world outside in a garden reminds me of the tender care He puts into His creation. Why do I worry? Why do I let myself stress out about anything? Slowing down the hectic pace of life to spend time in my little garden reminds me He is there and He cares, more than I can really even imagine.
Gardening is good for my soul.
Do you sense God’s presence when you work in the garden?
Come see more of my little garden oasis this week at The Inspired Room!