After a wonderful night chatting with Sara of http://kyllingsara.wordpress.com/ I promised to post this poem I wrote just to honor her new commitment to Jesus. It was a poem I wrote way back in the 80’s when I realized that God had indeed been at work changing my heart. So this is for all my fellow Christian bloggers, but especially for Sara…my new sister-in-Christ.
The Gardener came into the garden,
Wanting to take its beauty in.
Instead of lovely colors,
The garden was black with sin.
The Gardener looked so sad,
As the garden he began to tend.
How sad it made Him, that the owner
Had brought it to this end.
The weeds of sin had grown
until the plants could get no light,
And the weeds wrapped their vines around them,
Until the plants could no longer fight.
The flowers’ colors began to wilt,
Until not a single one remained.
All that was left was darkest black,
Finally in an attempt to free the garden,
From its captive sinful weeds,
The owner called in the Gardener,
To plant new kinds of seeds.
The Gardener began his work
By cutting out the sin,
Until at last, through his hard work,
He let the sun shine in.
He pruned, cleared, plowed, and planted anew,
Until at last he found,
That all the colors were coming back,
And beauty was all around.
Christ is that Gardener,
My life His handiwork.
Ridding weeds where ‘ere they lurk.
He gives my life new beauty,
Filled with love, hope, joy and peace.
And with Him as my Gardener,
This beauty will never cease.
A note to Sara…He has began a work in you that will result in even more beauty coming into your heart. It takes time, but step by step you will see God’s Work in you that will show your love and faith has grown, and the past weeds of hurt, anger and pain have been weeded out. In their place God will plant the seeds of love, joy, peace, mercy, grace, understanding, forgiveness, and hope, and they will bloom into beautiful flowers in your life.
To others reading this post…if you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, and your life and your heart fill black with sin, anger, hurt, and pain, consider calling in Jesus the Gardener to help you clear those weeds out, and allow him to change your heart, and change your life.