April 7, 2012
The Saturday before Easter was a quiet time at BMHC. Blessed with beauty and solitude there was ample opportunity to ponder the miracle of rebirth reflected throughout God’s creation. The pea sprouts continued their journey toward light, and the tiniest broccoli sprouts had split open their seed wombs and broken through the sandy crust of the garden. Seeds of collards, cress, beets, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts lay beneath the soil waiting for their time to appear.
I took this opportunity to cut cardboard to lay between the beds of the Children’s Garden. Laying down the cardboard and covering the edges with soil to hold each piece in place brought life to my sketch of the garden’s layout. In this way my winter dream became a spring reality.
The donkeys in the adjacent field followed me down the driveway. The birds sang, the stream rippled, the air smelled sweet and was the perfect temperature. How can one help but feel close to God in such a glorious setting?