Way in the back corner of the property we live on there is a hole in the fence. That is where we sneak away on to the banks of the canal where we meet all sorts of adventures.
It seems as if this place has been waiting just for us. Sometimes we imagine the leaves bend out of the way and the flowers turn to greet us.
The fish swim up to the banks wondering what tasty bait they will steal from us today.
And as we cast our lines into the water we are entranced by the beauty of this place. The whir of the cars going by fades into the background and all we hear is the squawk of the parrots overhead.
We sit still and wait. While on the other side of the bank the world rushes by...........
..........nature comes to greet us.
...and the garden who has been such a wonderful hostess, does not want us to go home empty handed, places a few treasures in our hand.
It is time to go home. And we leave with smiles on our faces. Thankful that God shared this wonderful place with us and we feel so blessed. Our pockets are full of treasures, our hearts are filled with peace and we will be thinking of this place, hoping we will get a chance to go back and explore the secret garden again.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:11-12