Sunday, July 21, 2013

Garden

 
"A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse,
a spring shut up, a fountain sealed."
-Song 4:12
 
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To everything there is a season,
Seasons of confinement are followed by Seasons of release
this cycle evidenced in the smallest of seeds...
The life within, locked away,
but potent with potential when planted...
 
There are seasons when we are, indeed, sealed and shut up,
but these seasons are meant to precipitate a powerful emergence...
Even the bible is silent for four hundred years,
between the old and the new testament,
as the bow was being drawn and directed
tensed to release the embodiment of Torah into Terra,
Word become Flesh
Seed become Sight
The Messiah
 
So also our lives are meant to emerge
from seed sown
to Heaven's harvest...
We are, for awhile, sealed and shut up,
but as a means to an end,
to bloom, to blossom,
to bear fruit with which He can feed His sheep
beauty for ashes
rest for the weary
succor for every sojourning soul
Word, once again, become flesh
The very garden of God
 
~ ~ ~
 
"Awake, O north wind, and come, O south!
Blow upon my garden once again,
That its spices may flow out"
-Song 4:16

1 comment:

  1. Hi darlin, thanks for stopping by my little slice of blogland, I love when you visit.

    More so, I love visiting here! Always love your thoughtful posts! Amazing how much life, how much potential is in that little seed...

    "Sealed up shut...to bloom, to blossom, to bear fruit..." Yes, yes, yes!

    Much love to you!

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