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The Bible is Like a Flower Garden

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

Story by Randy Grathen

I ‘ve been told when you read the bible the goal isn’t to see how fast you can get through it. Some people subscribe to the “read-the-bible-in-a-year” program, basically a foot race to the Revelation finish line. Others, believe we are reading for depth not distance. This isn’t a race, but a stroll through the Bible Garden. Some people say they read the bible cover-to-cover once, so there is no need to read it again. That is like entering a garden, and following the foot path to nearest exit. When asked what they saw, their answer is plants, a few trees and a fountain. Truth is, they never really saw the garden at all.

I’ve often wondered how someone can “dwell” on a single passage of scripture for hours much less days until God gave me the image of the Garden. In Springtime everything is some variation on the color green. Many plants are indistinguishable from another. But, if you go back again you’ll begin to notice things that you hadn’t see the first time. Take flowers for example. You come back to the same spot and the plant reveals more of itself to you as it grows. What was once just a green "something" now has buds, then they slowly open reveling a vividly colored flower. You wouldn’t have seen that had you only visited once. There is a whole biblical garden to explore that could keep you busy for a lifetime finding all its hidden treasures and beauty you never considered before.

Take time to stroll through the garden of His word. Lingered at each plant and tree. Wait for it to revel itself to you.

Have a blessed day & may the grace of the Lord and the

peace that surpasses all understanding be with you always.

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