Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Gardner and His Garden

Hello Friends.


You have seen a field in full bloom?  If not then perhaps I can help you. Each flower there is carefully arranged and tenderly cared for.  Despite the weather the field is always tended, the Gardener never taking a break from his labors.  Do you see it?


Smell the air, fragrant with the tantalizing odors of hundreds, thousands, billions of flowers, each one separate, each one contributing to the bouquet, the perfume at your nose.  Feel the breeze, now softly kissing your furs, now blustering and blowing, changing directions and bringing new petals to lie at your paws.


You see this garden?  This is the garden of God.  Each flower and each plant is a life,  a soul.


Some of the flowers bloom fully and mightily, giving their all for their short span in the field while some sulk and refuse to blossom.  Some flowers  hold back their distinctive smells and glorious colors while others refuse to be dragged down to the mundane.


In every case, each flower is tended by the great Gardener himself.  Each plant is carefully planted and watered, from the seed to full maturity because the Gardener knows what is best for that plant.  The Gardener also knows where he wants that plant and how he desires to show off and display the plant that each plant is the most beautiful to be seen.  The Gardener has a plan for his garden and nothing will get in the way.


Each arrangement shows off every flower to its best potential, each grouping takes every flower to its utmost.  In every case the Gardener knows what is best, encouraging, cajoling, challenging, pruning, or just letting it go.  Every flower is different, every plant is unique, and the Gardener knows each one by name.  It is the most beautiful garden in the universe.  Do you see it?


You, my friends are part of it.  You are an integral part of it, not just a sideline attraction.  You are the main show, the primary exhibition in God's great beautiful garden of Life.  Yes, you!


Don't be ashamed but rather be glad, be joyful, be glorious for that is how God, our Gardener sees you.  Glorious, Filled, Given, Beautiful, every chance to exceed!  You are the Gardener's prized selection!  There is no pressure to perform, just be!  Just by existing you make The Gardner so proud!  Don't be ashamed if you are a petunia, a daisy, wildflower, dandelion, morning glory or rose.  The Gardner is pleased with who you are.


Your beauty is unique to you and enhances the beautiful of the garden,  no matter the size of your petals or the depth of your roots.  You are beautifully unique, and only you can do and be where The Gardner wants you to be or to do.



“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet, I tell you, that not even Solomon in all His splendor was dressed like one of these.” (Luke 12:27)

Blessings,
Goose

37 comments:

  1. That's beautiful, Goose. Nobody does it like God!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  2. Ah Goose buddy, we had such a wonderful time up on the mountain today and this post and the words were the perfect completion to our day.
    Bert

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  3. Soooo booootiful, Goose. Our Heavenly Father is soooo good, isn't He? Momma and I loves Him. We are all His masterpieces.

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  4. Beautiful! You'll have to tell us where you went!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  5. Hey Goose, you look wonderful frolicking in those blooms!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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  6. Excellent sermon today Goose and Momma. You always seem to know something which we need to hear. Have a great day.

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  7. Beautiful post. The pics of you in the flowers are pretty great, too. Have a blessed day. XOXO

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  8. The not so hidden hand of god...his beauty is always right there before us if we take the time to not only look...but the see with our hearts.

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  9. Wonderful words Goose. We wish we were there with you. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. We see it. It's LOVELY. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  11. Goose and Mom, that was a BEAUTIFUL Sunday post! We love your smiles.

    Our Mommy feels much better now with her theory "that even weeds need a place to grow." (She said her back thanks you...)

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  12. amen, amen and amen again, so be it! thanks for my morning sermon, i enjoyed every word...

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  13. That post sure made all of us smile big time. Thanks Goose for showing us all those pretty flowers. WE love the wildflowers. Hope all of you have a fantastic day.

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  14. The last photo.. looks like you are singing….."the hills are alive, with the sound of music".
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  15. Those bright YELLOW flowers are more brilliant than the noon day sun!

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  16. Beautifil message as always, Goose and Mom. We can all learn a lot from the Master Gardener.

    Woos - Phantom. Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  17. You've touched my heart today Goose...Thank you for the inspiring words and gorgeous photos

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  18. God's garden is just beautiful and I'm a part of it - that's great!
    Have a wonderful sunday Goose&Mom

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  19. Hari OM
    Oh Goose - you have quoted one of my absolute fave lines from our Sweet Lord and how sweet too, that photograph of you at the bottom. Golly, what a posting! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  20. Beautiful post GOOSE! We are all God's beautiful children, sometimes we need reminded that he loves us just the way we are. Thank you
    Love, Bailey , Hazel & Greta

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  21. What a beautiful post! I needed to read this because it gave me the encouragement I needed! God wants us all to know we are loved and cared for every day.

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  22. Oh Goose, how beautifuls was that?! I loves all the pics and your beautiful words! {{{hugs}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  23. Wow, sure is beautiful there. Such a blessing to see all that beauty each day.

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  24. Goose, that was SO BEAUTIFUL! God's garden is full of life, full of love, full of His blessings! Thank you for reminding us that we are a part of it!
    Camo!
    PS: The photos of you are spectacular!!!

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  25. What beautiful photos and message--A reminder to also bloom where you are planted!

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  26. This is just the post I needed to read today, Goose. You are a wonderful teacher.

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  27. Oh boy. Those were the perfect words for us today. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Thank you Goose. we will remember to enjoy the beauty around us.

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  29. Your fields are absolutely beautiful
    Benny & Lily

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  30. Beautiful-- Goose you are!!!! I miss my Zoie so much!!!!!!!
    The fields are wonderful!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR VISIT!!

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  31. Goose! We was thinking the same thing today! The world is such a wonderful gift!
    Kisses
    Nellie and Mom

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  32. This post is very inspirational. Thank you.

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  33. That looks like a very pretty place to hike and contemplate life.

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  34. The Gardener is so gracious and loving to give us all such a gift. All around us, all the time, there is beauty to be digested, consumed, praised, and celebrates. What a wonderful world in which we live. P.S., Goose, your MOM is quite the photographer! Those shots are stunning!

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