Thursday, April 9, 2009

In the Garden

Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden. and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand. John 19:41-42.

I hadn't thought much about the fact that there was a garden there, until this morning's devotions. I was reading in Meditations on the Gospels by George H. Morrison [which book I highly recommend] and he wrote absolutely wonderful thoughts about it. It made me decide to mention this garden on each of my blogs. Then a commenter on Nanna's Reflections made me think of this:

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.


And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.
~C. Austin Miles

Just think. In the place where He was crucified there was a garden. Think about that, friends. His sepulchre was in a garden. So when He rose from the dead, He was in a garden. For me, that's a beautiful thought.

Praying these thoughts will make your holiday just a bit more precious.


HOPE said...

Thank you Maxine...and indeed it has made the day of his resurrection all the more precious!

Everyone loves this song as well...touches the heart of his peace.

God bless you dear friend!


Susan said...

Just beautiful Maxine!!

I'll have to get that devotional, thanks♥

Have a blessed Easter!

Barbara said...

How I loved to hear George Beverley Shea sing this hymn when I was young.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
I didn't know about the garden!!
I love this song, My mother used to hum it or sing it when I was little. Have a blessed Easter Sunday my dear friend and we will will rejoice and celebrate our riwsen Lord who reigns forever more!!!

Hugz Lorie

HOPE said...

thank you so much Maxine for your prayers for the family of this dear sister in Christ, who is now with the LORD.

Your friendship here is very much appreciated.