The Gift of a Garden


Posted on October 22, 2021 by Jenn Zatopek

As autumn arrives, I reflect on the past year and how beauty has saved me. What comes to mind first is not the church (though I am grateful for her fellowship and sacraments), but the accidental garden in our front yard. The goodness of God is cloaked in mystery, which became apparent in the unexpected gift of a family garden we never intended to plant. God has marvelous plans for us, which involve healing and restoration, not only of our tired and weary hearts but also of the land and our kinship to it.

Our garden came to us through fatigue and a forgotten check. One lovely spring day, I canceled work, my body needing a break from the ongoing stress of counseling deeply depressed college students. After a timely massage, I drove to the garden store and . . .

I’d love it if you clicked here and read the rest over at The Glorious Table. 

IMAGE; Lavender petunias and white alyssum in a hanging basket by Jenn Zatopek.

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