Friday, April 2, 2010

Death and New Life

The beauty of Spring is
preceded by the death and
pruning of last year's growth.

Our gardens wouldn't be nearly
as pretty if we didn't take the
time to carefully remove the
spent blooms, always gentle so as
not to harm the plant as a whole.

I've been gardening and
What pruning is God doing
lately so that His beauty
can shine through me?

He is working, folks.
That I can promise you.
Each day can seem like a
new lesson in something.

Here's to beautiful new growth.
Brought through the loving and
gentle hands of a Master Gardener.

John 15:1-8
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."


LV said...

Beautiful words and garden. You tied it all together very nicely.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Wonderful words and scripture. I'm so thankful for His gentleness when He is pruning me.
Have a glorious Easter.

Tracy said...

Very beautiful, Becky... Wishing you & your beauty & blessings this Easter holiday! :o) ((HUGS))