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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sabbath Rest

(Sorry--technical difficulties struck me. I'm back online now and catching up on last Sunday's Sabbath Rest post.)

I'm finishing my reflections on a garden as metaphor this week with pictures that remind us of God's heart toward us when He sees us tending His creation. Even as we look upon this little child "tending" the earth and can not help but smile softly; so we should remember we inhabit His heart. It is with all the greater tenderness that He views us every moment of every day..

For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. Isaiah 51:3

And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. Isaiah 58:11

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11

May you be blessed to know His eyes shine upon you as you go along your way--both in happiness when you are happy and in compassion when you are suffering.

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