Friday, July 10, 2009

Sticks

View from Sunroom East Facing Window

From this angle the garden looks like sticks. But the winter garden is not all bare branches. The lilly pillys, firewheel tree, pines, wattles, cherry laurel, tree ferns and others are evergreen just not visible here.

Reflection:
1 Kings 17:10-16 (New International Version)
When he [Elijah the prophet] came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?" As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."

"As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die."

Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.' "

She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.

2 comments:

  1. The think I like about a winter garden is that it gives me a chance to have an overview. i probably like to control my garden more than you might. Winter is when I shape, mpve and manipulate!

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  2. Hum ... forget about shaping and manipulating. I'd rather sit by the fire with a block of chocolate and a pen and ink at hand -- if the computer doesn't grab me first.

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