|Window Garden: 16 x 20 Acrylic on canvas. |
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Isaiah 40:8 - The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (KJV)
Each season, God provides beautiful flora and fauna for us to enjoy. Spring bursts with azalea and dogwood blooms. Summer is a symphony of color from huge yellow sunflowers to tiny pink dianthus. Autumn is filled with the changing colors of leaves and pots of mums. Winter rounds out the year with violas and pansies. With each season is the reminder that though the beauty of last season is gone, there's more to come.
Our walk with God is like that.
Each season of struggle against satan's attacks is replete with stunning bouquets of God's grace that make us "more than a conqueror" (Romans 8:37). Song of Solomon 2:1 calls Jesus the "Rose of Sharon" and "The Lilly of the Valley." However, he's no mere perennial favorite--His love, His beauty, is everlasting--a continuous feast of extravagant elegance amidst the dead brown ugly that is this sinful world.
Jesus said in John, chapter 15, "I am the true Vine, and my Father is the Gardener."
What a beautiful garden he tends, and we get the benefits of it.