I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God…
Isaiah 61:10 NIV
A walk through a garden almost always reveals something blooming; finding even one new flower is like discovering a secret, its surprise certain to delight and send a sense of rescue and relief through our souls.
…for just as the earth brings forth its plants, or a garden makes its plants spring up, so Adonai, God, will cause victory and glory to spring up before all nations.
Isaiah 61:11 CJB
And who are we to take these buds and blooms as hints of the Lord’s triumph, not merely in our demeanor but in the realm of his grander plan and advance of his Word? We can ascribe these garden glories to God’s Word because the LORD did so! He is the One to set his victory in the garden, to give his salvation story a garden grounding.
May we slip out—in whatever strength we can summons—to a garden today, and hear the flowers remind us to say:
yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Habakkuk 3:18 NIV
©2015 Shelley S. Cramm ‘De Caen’ anemone blooming on a spring morning, a wildflower from the Promised Land planted in a Texas garden.
©2015 Shelley S. Cramm I spy bearded iris blooming tall in a shady corner of the garden – glad not to miss these this morning!
©2015 Shelley S. Cramm Don’t miss petite periwinkles (Vinca minor) peeking through their variegated foliage.