This Gardening heart of mine is finding new ways to be satisfied in this Season of Slow. I may have had to change my activities, but I am finding that God still names who I am in the deep places of my heart.
Have you heard Him call your name?
Have you heard the whisper of
"Beloved, follow me?"
The British style of Gardening is a fascination to me. So I eagerly wait for new episodes of "Gardeners' World" to appear. This past week, as the hosts interviewed a most famous gardener, Penelope Hobhouse, she spoke a thought from her younger days that met my way of seeing:
"I was bowled over by suddenly realizing gardening is about beauty and not just being practical."
Over the years of helping many of my friends in their gardens, there usually came a time when they were surprised at the beauty I saw in the landscape around me. It might have been something they had missed, or something they had counted as a detriment. Even the small "critters" such as the frogs and toads have their own purpose and beauty.
My heart holds fast, when
Others name it plain or drab
I will find beauty.
And yet, while I have no difficulty finding beauty in gardens,
I am not so quick to look for the beauty in the rest of my life.
I want to open my eyes
In the drab days
I want to hear music
In the plain songs
For there is a beauty
All around me
Even in the dreary
A singing for the soul
In every darkened day.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
What about your days?
Is there a beauty that you have overlooked?
Is something drab or plain
catching your eye with a hidden song?
Today's #Haiku #Poetry prompts were the words "fast&plain." Once again, Ronovan Hester has been kind enough to open the invitation to participate in the challenge over at his site:
I am linking this week with:
Meg Weyerbacher, #TeaAndWordTuesday
Debbie Kitterman, #TuneInThursday