This week, I finished the book, The Garden of God by Andrew Peterson. It was a great read on trees, of all things, and the lessons that they teach us. It was a book that caused me to think, as the author related the life of the trees and how they are all the Garden of God. I wrote this after finishing the book.
On the inside, something I have missed
Not noticing on earth, God’s glorious kiss
In my heart, yearning for so much more
Eden’s garden, near Heaven’s shore
All too often, I overlook the glory of God
Along the path of life, everywhere foot does trod
It is evident that He is everywhere
Yet life goes on, as if we do not care
Perhaps the busyness, makes us look past
All the creation, God has graced us with
The water flowing and falls many feet below
It runs so much more, after winter’s snow
Though winter is long and the cold is blight
Though our sins are as scarlet, He does make them white
Winter gives way to spring when it all shall bud again
Flowers bloom, the grass will grow, when we get spring’s rain
Why do I miss the forest in the midst of all the trees?
But in the thicket, I feel the Spirit’s gentle breeze.
God is present and in all things good.
I cannot help but be grateful, like I always should.