Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Well Watered Garden

"If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people's sins, If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, Your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
I will always show you where to go. I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places— firm muscles, strong bones. You'll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry.You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past.You'll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again." Isaiah 58: 9-12 The Message

Blessings on this beautiful Sunday..........

Today I'm linked with Charlotte and Ginger for Spiritual Sunday.


Charlotte said...

Thank you for posting this timely message. It's amazing how The Message speaks to us in today's language. How wonderful is a well watered garden. The picture to illustrate is darling.

RCUBEs said...

I like the version from The Message...But no matter what version, they all speak of only one Truth! Thank you for reminding us how to be a beautiful garden. Blessings to you.

Clif said...

This is a powerful message. Thanks for sharing from God's Word. Peterson makes it so clear.

Becca said...

This is so beautiful. I love how the Message puts it!

Ginny said...

Elaine, This must be one of your grandaughters, right? What a beautiful picture to go with the verses!

Carrie said...

I just love reading from the Message version! This passage has become so clear to me now!

SmilingSally said...

I love that version of the Bible. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your lovely post. The message speaks to my heart today. Thank you for the reminder to be a beautiful garden! Your photo image is gorgeous, too!

Thank you for visiting Rose Cottage. I am so grateful for your sweet comments! Thank you for being a beautiful garden to me!

Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Susan said...

Loved this translation of The Message. So true!!!

Denise said...

Powerful message, bless you.

Regina, DailyLiving said...

Amen. I love the verse. The Lord has given it to me a few years ago.
"A repairer of the breach"!
We are called to rebuild!
Have a blessed week.

kymber said...

Thanks for your encouraging Scripture today!
Blessings to you,

Terry said...

Howdy Elaine
Amen sister !
Beautiful words today and so true.
Loved the photo you shared.
Have a blessed day
and may the coming week be filled with love,joy ,peace and special miracles for you and yours.
Happy Trails

enchanting cottage said...

This post touches my heart. We all need to water. The picture is so cute.

YayaOrchid said...

What a beautiful message! Thank you!

Elaine said...

Yes, Ginny.....this is my grandaughter Fiona helping me water my plants. She'll be six years old in a couple of weeks! :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Elaine,
Thank you posting this wonderful scripture with us today. The picture is precious! Have a wonderful day.


nannykim said...

A well watered garden--good picture that God's Word gives us.