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indianabob

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The Heavenly Gardner. 1/25/08
« on: January 27, 2008, 12:16:24 AM »

Folks,
I found this verse inspiring.
Bob


(James Meikle, "Converse with the Unseen World")

The wisdom of the gardener is seen in the cultivation of
his plants; some he sets in the sun, others in the shade;
some in a rich, fertile soil, others in a dry and barren
ground; and thus the gardener's skill is conspicuous,
for each thrives best in its own soil. Then, since Infinite
Wisdom has allotted a great part of my life to sorrow and
solitude (not that I complain)—I realize that I could not
grow well in another soil.

Behind the high wall of adversity, and in the shade of
affliction, the saints will bring forth fruits of humility,
self-denial, resignation and patience. These graces
cannot grow so well in the sun-beams of prosperity.

Now, if another soil would be more agreeable to my
spiritual growth—the Heavenly Gardener would
soon transplant me there.

It does not matter, though I grow in the shade—if the
Sun of righteousness shines on my soul, and makes
every grace to flourish. He knows better what lot is
best for me, than I do myself. In choosing it for me,
I should rather admire His wisdom, than complain of
His conduct; the more so, when I consider that on a
barren soil, and in a lonely shade—He can cultivate
plants that shall bask in the eternal beams of glory!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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Jackie Lee

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Re: The Heavenly Gardner. 1/25/08
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 01:03:17 AM »

That certainly blessed me.
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Deborah-Leigh

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Re: The Heavenly Gardner. 1/25/08
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 02:29:38 AM »

Beautiful Bob!

Thanks for sharing.

Peace to you brother

Arcturus :)
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Little Joe

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Re: The Heavenly Gardner. 1/25/08
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 03:30:09 AM »

Thanks Bob,


How timely!! This fits in well with what I shared with my sister today, who was kinda down about how hard her life was.  I explained to her that we grow through affliction, but this poem says it best -  I am going to forward it to her!   :D

Little Joe
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gmik

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Re: The Heavenly Gardner. 1/25/08
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 02:27:55 PM »

Thanks.  I am printing that to remind myself over and over why I am here and not there...poor not rich...old not young....shoveling snow and not basking on the beach.... well you get the idea ;)

I have always been like this, but then God made me this way didn't He?? and yet His word says not to covet. 

Thats why I need the folks like you all that remind me of His greater plan.
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