Dr. Gerald Deas (26509)

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted his seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, he was resurrected in all his glory! This new lily of the valley introduced to the world a new concept of life eternal. As we come into this Easter season, I ask you and myself, how good is our soil to receive the seeds of his blessings?

Recently, poet Sasha Nyary wrote a wonderful piece depicting what seeds we should plant if we are to enjoy life on this planet and hereafter. She wrote: “I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses.”

For the garden of your life, plant three rows of peas:

• Peace of mind

• Peace of heart

• Peace of soul

Plant four rows of squash:

• Squash gossip

• Squash indifference

• Squash grumbling

• Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce:

• Lettuce be faithful

• Lettuce be kind

• Lettuce be patient

• Lettuce really love one another

No garden is without turnips:

• Turnip for meetings

• Turnip for service

• Turnip to help one another

To conclude our garden, we must have thyme:

• Thyme for each other

• Thyme for family

• Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow. Prepare your soil for this glorious Easter season!