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Topic: Worship (05/03/04)

TITLE: TENDING THE GARDEN
By george elerick
05/03/04

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Cascading into the meadows, a flower
sings a lullaby. In the far off woods, nestled in a crevace, a small colorful bird chirps his way into happy melodies.
The foliage that surrounds this serene scene finds its purpose in echoing the love it has for its creator.

In these woods live an old couple who had there life here many years ago, just right after the Great War. He had these wrinkles that would seem to tell a story that they could only tell. And she had a disposition that even the angels would envy if they could.

Each day they would tend to these woods, they would tend to their souls. For in some mysterious way, they were connected. The flowers were more at peace when these two were near,and these two elderly people found much more purpose in tending to this garden of their world. Although, they had a beautiful garden, they were most at peace and the world made sense when they had nothing at all. For they learned to find their happiness in the greatness that nothing carried.

They lived out the remainder of this life in this garden. As the world continued on in its depravity, these two gardeners found their way home, and now they will forever be tending this garden. For they have found that they were part of this garden, and the garden was part of them.

THEME: We are God's creation. True worship is finding that our whole purpose for being created is to promote God, by tending to God and his requests. We truly find our purpose when we align ourselves with who God is. Worship is a life-long lifestyle and should effect everything we do. It is not a series of songs sung on Sunday mornings.


Member Comments
Member Date
WENDY DECKER05/10/04
BEAUTIFULLY EXPRESSED!
Theresa Knight05/10/04
Good Job!
Marcell Billinghurst05/13/04
A beautiful story. Our true purpose is to glorify our Lord in all we do as your aricle shows.
Jacqueline Odom-Bullock05/14/04
Nicely written!
Michelle Earl05/16/04
Wonderful peice! I loved it.