March 14, 2011
There she found another one…yet again; another hole in the ground where a groundhog had dug its home. As she slowly stood up from her squatting position, she looked up and saw even more destruction. Some of the purest flowers in the far corner of the garden had been trampled by the foxes.
She sighed to herself frustrated that there was yet more work to do. Then she remembered…
“He’s coming today! What am I going to do? He’s coming to walk with me in my garden. It looks like a wreck!”
As she frantically attempted to mend the mars, she looked up. There He was standing at the garden gate.
“Can I come in?” He said, smiling.
“Yes,” she said softly, as the white fenced gate creaked open. As He approached closer, she hung her head and began to sob.
“Why are you crying?” He gently asked.
“Because my garden is ruined! I’ve tried to tend it, but I can’t keep the animals from destroying it,” she wailed.
“No, you can’t tend it by yourself. You can’t fix the destruction done here,” He replied as He wiped the tears away from her face.
“You can’t, but I can. By My redeeming love, I can purify this garden. Where the flowers have been trampled, I can raise up beauty from the ashes. Where the holes and cracks are in this garden of your heart, I can mend it by My healing power. I have overcome the evil committed by rodents. Though this garden looks like the grave, the life I give can make it come alive again. Though you may be dark, by My life, I see you beautiful. Arise, my beautiful one, and come away with Me to walk through this garden.
My only stipulation is this: Will you let Me have your garden to do as I perfectly please?”
Are you prepared for the coming of the Lamb? Is the garden of your heart being tended by the Master?
“And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” -Revelation 7:14
“Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready.” -Revelation 19:7
*Story based off of Song of Solomon 2:15.*