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Garden—Corner View

garden tools To cultivate a garden, you need tools.
To cultivate a relationship, you need tools, too.

In growing my relationship with Jesus, one tool I use is the classic devotional book, Morning and Evening, by Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892).

Since this week’s Corner View theme is garden, I pray that you will be blessed by the following words from Spurgeon and by the views from my mostly unkempt gardens.

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Lo, the flowery month is come! pink roses

front bed

March winds and April showers have done their work, and the earth is all bedecked with beauty.

Come my soul, put on your best clothes and gather a bouquet of heavenly thoughts.


In Jesus I find not only fragrance, but a bank of heavenly scented herbs.

I find not one flower, but all kinds of beautiful flowers.

He is my rose and my lily, my violet and my cluster of henna.

When He is with me it is May all year round,
and my soul washes her happy face in the morning-dew of His grace,
and I find solace in the birds who are singing His promises.

Precious Lord Jesus, let me know the blessedness that dwells in permanent, unbroken fellowship with You. 

The rose is considered the most beautiful of flowers,
but Jesus is infinitely more beautiful in the garden of the soul
than all the roses of the earth.
  knockout rosesclematis Whatever beauty there is in the material world,
Jesus Christ far exceeds that in the spiritual world.

What emblem can possibly describe His beauty?
Human speech and earthborn things fail.

daisy and spidercolumbine All of earth’s choicest charms commingled only feebly picture His abounding preciousness.

Blessed rose, bloom in my heart forever!rosebud

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Thanks to Joyce for hosting Corner View again this week. View the links for more garden views.

Thanks to Jenna for letting me use her new camera to take these pictures!

Thanks to Charles Spurgeon for sharing his love of Jesus so beautifully.

Read all of May 1, Morning, Beautiful Flowers & Herbs
Read all of May 1, Evening,
Blessed Rose


Joyce said...

Beautiful garden shots my friend. Love the tool photos. xo

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Ma life Ă  moi said...

These colours are gorgeous!

Kari said...

such pretty pictures and also very beautiful words.
thanks for sharing.


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