HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.” (Hosea 14:7).

The day closed with heavy showers. The plants in my brother’s garden were beaten down before the pelting storm, and I saw one flower that I had admired for its beauty and loved for its fragrance exposed to the pitiless storm. The flower fell, shut up its petals, dropped its head; and I saw that all its glory was gone. “I must wait till next year,” I said, “before I see that beautiful thing again.”

That night passed, and morning came; the sun shone again, and the morning brought strength to the flower. The light looked at it, and the flower looked at the light. There were contact and communion, and power passed into the flower. It held up its head, opened its petals, regained its glory, and seemed fairer than before. I wonder how it took place–this feeble thing coming into contact with the strong thing, and gaining strength!

I cannot tell how it is that I should be able to receive into my being a power to do and to bear by communion with God, but I know It is a fact.

Are you in peril through some crushing, heavy trial? Seek this communion with Christ, and you will receive strength and be able to conquer. “I will strengthen thee.”

There are many places in the scripture that indicate to ho who we are and how God likened us to the garden. In the Psalms, we are likened unto a tree planted by the rivers of living waters.

Job said a man is like a flower that comes up in the morning, but by sunset, it withers and dies.

As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. Psalm 103:15

James 1:10 But the one who is rich should exult in his low position because he will pass away like a flower of the field.

James 1:11For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its flower falls and its beauty is lost. So too, the rich man will fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

1 Peter 1:24  For, “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,

Job 14:2Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.

Psalm 90:5 You whisk them away in their sleep; they are like the new grass of the morning–

Isaiah 40:6 A voice says, “Cry out!” And I asked, “What should I cry out?” “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flowers of the field.

1 Peter 1:25 but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.

Job 14:2 Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.

Psalm 90:5 You whisk them away in their sleep; they are like the new grass of the morning–

Psalm 102:11 My days are like lengthening shadows, and I wither away like grass.

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal man or a son of the man who withers like grass?

Isaiah 58:1 “Cry aloud, do not hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to My people their transgression and to the house of Jacob their sins.

Zechariah 1:14 Then the angel who was speaking with me said, “Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,

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