Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Scripture Walk through the Garden

varieties of sedum

The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come.
Song of Solomon 2:12

barberry bushes, lilies, geraniums

I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys, as a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women.
Song of Solomon 2:1-2

Asiatic lily

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:28-30

Endless Summer hydrangea

I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily; he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon; his shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive, and his fragrance like Lebanon.
Hosea 14: 5-6



Stella de Oro lily

My beloved is mine and I am his; he grazes among the lilies.
Song of Solomon 2:16

Echinacea (Purple coneflower)


Lily Yellow Garp

Pixie Pot Lily

Red Hot Poker

Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like the flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
James 1:9-11


Hollyhocks

"All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever."
1 Peter 1:24-25a

Knockout Rose



As for man, his days are like grass,: he flourishes like a a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
Psalm 103: 15-16


(volunteer) wild daisy

A voice says, Cry!" And I said, "What shall I cry?" All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Isaiah 40:6-8

13 comments:

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Beautiful Tracy! What a great post for all of us to share.

Can you come fix up my flowers?

Momala said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

Rebecca said...

I just loved this post, Tracy! Your flowers are so lovely, I would have a hard time leaving them!

PS. Also-love the completed paint jobs! Great job!

Dianne said...

I loved the walk through your scripture garden, Tracy. It was simply lovely. I wish I were there to take in the wonderful fragrances that must be in the air.

The scripture was wonderful. God has so many wonderful promises in his word to lift us up and to remind us that we need to spend time in his word enjoying the garden of his presence and the beauty and fragrance of his Personhood.

Thanks for sharing,

Love,
Dianne

Tracy said...

What a beautiful garden you have Tracy. You are obviously a very diligent carer or your little oasis!

Rachel said...

I really enjoyed this post. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Beautiful flowers always remind me of our magnificent Creator.

My Inspired Heart said...

What a wonderful post...thanks for sharing...it was just what I needed to see and read before I head outside this morning to tend to my little garden and flowers....all the scriptural reminders were just perfect!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Great post Tracy - can I link to it?

Your garden is lovely!

Tracy said...

Mrs. Rabe,
Yes! You may link to the post! Glad you enjoyed it!

Cherish the Home said...

What a creative and lovely post! Loved it. (o:

liz said...

What a beautiful post!

Abounding Treasures said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful Tracy ~ obviously you and your family really take good care of it and enjoy it :o)

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you posted the names of the flowers. I now know the lily we have out front is an Asiatic Lily...good to know!