From The First Turn of The Soil

Raising in partnership a garden of life....

Partners of the heart.
Partners of the heart. | Source
And it's good for you throughout the process.
And it's good for you throughout the process. | Source

You think you're growing vegetables....


Gardening has its merits

Getting down and dirty does too.

You think you’re growing vegetables

But God is growing you.


He’s teaching you more patience,

That work has its reward

That He will be your partner

If you but say the word.


He’s letting you share in creation

With light He can supply.

It just takes perspiration,

And skills you can apply.


The harvest may be slow

A work of many days,

But all throughout the process,

He’s teaching you His ways.


Good seed well planted, with tender, loving care,

Will blossom and attract the bees,

While you and He are partners,

There down upon your knees.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.






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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So very beautiful and what better way to spend your day than n the garden.Love your photos and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Take care;

Eddy.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

That is such a nice poem and I like gardening. I do think of God when I water and care for my garden. I do not like the bees and hornets that follow them.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Eiddwen: Hub, Hub, Hooray! I like yours, too, as well as gardening.

flashmakeit: Hornets bite exceeds their bark. It certainly is true,

But normally, given half a choice, they will not bother you.

Good partner you have there in your garden. He knows the hornets and bees, too.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

A lovely poem and to the point. Wish I could have a garden . . .

Voting you UP!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Beautiful garden and model as well...


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sallieannluvslife 4 years ago from Eastern Shore

I love this poem! Gardening is one of my favorite things to do - there is nothing like caring for and watching a seed you planted grow into a beautiful, fruit-bearing plant - just like the seed God plants in us if we nurture it and care for it - we will also be fruit-bearing - same in raising our children as well!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Au fait: there will always be time for your gardening wish to come true one day. Thanks for the read and the comment.

raciniwa: The model is Manolie just a few years ago in the midst of what will be another garden this year. The tall plant at the right of the photo is Jerusalem artichoke ($4.99/lb.), and where the red car was, is now her classroom for teaching Laotian yoga and providing well-being coaching.

sallieannluvslife: Indeed, God is every gardener's partner/instructor.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Lovely poem with an important sentiment. We don't do or grow, we partner with Him and those things come to pass. Lovely. :)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

phdast7: Thank you PhD. I suspect your partnership with Him is in good shape, having written about such things today.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

A very serene, soft poem which speaks to the heart! The message of patience and belief comes out naturally effortlessly!

Brilliant poetry!


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Perspycacious 20 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I removed this one for awhile as I wrestled with why HP said it had too much advertising, when in fact neither amazon capsule had anything in it! I canceled the chance to have added something to them and republished it now, in time for the first turn of the soil 2015.

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