In the Garden Alone


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When we sing the hymn, “I come to the garden alone – while the dew is still on the roses,” it conjures up images in our imaginations a leisurely walk down a pathway in the early hours. But for those of us who get a little dirt under our fingernails in the garden, we know that the early hours are a great time to water and pull weeds, before the heat of the sun begins to beat down on us.

In the midst of our deliciously mundane upkeep in our tiny gardens we are reflecting the image of the great creator and gardener of our souls. He often chooses our quiet resting times, to come to work in us. He comes prepared with the watering can of His word to pour over our dry hearts and then in soil softened by that moisture he reaches down to pull out weeds. He delights in what is flowering then takes out His heavenly snips to clip away at the dead places of our lives. All of this He will come to do if we will leave the garden gate open and wait expectantly for His footsteps!

  I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:1-2

Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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