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God’s Gardeners

A Personal Perspective...

(This article was written for “The Record”, the magazine of the Free Church of Scotland, and was first published in March 2012) flowers

“It is springtime, that time of year when gardeners get out their rakes and hoes to tend to their gardens with a vigour that the winter time denies them.  The first few weeks are taken up with jobs such as repairing winter damage, planting new seeds and new cuttings and tending to them all to encourage them to grow.  No two gardens look exactly alike, some seeds and cuttings take to their new environment better than others.  Whether a garden succeeds or fails depends on varying factors including: the skill of the gardener tending the plants; the fertility of the soil; the amount of nutrients received – sun, water, plant food.  Tending to a garden, whether it is a window box or an acre or more…

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The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 13

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them — this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 7:7-12 (HCSB)

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