Jesus said …” I am the true vine and my Father is the Gardener… Remain in me, as I also remain in you”

John 15:1, 15:4 NIV

A garden of beauty
Created with love
Crafted by the hand
Of the Father above.

Every detail is planned
By a heavenly design
Nothing overlooked
Out of place, out of line.

Plants are fed
Drooping flowers watered
Trees are pruned
And shrubs supported.

Every flower, tree and shrub
Has its own place
Yet grow together
In a riot of colour and grace.

A garden of beauty
Fragrant with love
Tended with care
By the Father above.

Loving God, we praise You and thank You for the beauty of gardens; places where we can walk, talk and relax with each other and with You.

We praise You for your amazing love; the love that created our wonderful world and each one of us; the love that looks on us through Jesus with joy and delight.* We reflect on and thank you for the many ways in which You nurture us in the garden of our lives……..

Gracious God, we cannot do your work on this earth apart from You.  Help us to stay connected to Jesus, the source of life, love and nourishment.  May we open ourselves to the light of the fullness of his love, that we may spread the fragrance of Jesus in our world and grow together in grace, peace and love.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)


Ruth Rushworth

*Zephaniah 3:17