It is an especially hallowed week in the garden, as the warmth of spring begins to wake up dormant plants with new life and flushes fresh growth in winter-weary evergreens. Against such a revival backdrop, the holy celebrations of Passover and Easter are set. What can gardens “speak” to us about these faith festivities?
He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls.
1 Kings 4:33 NIV
“From the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop…” described the expanse of Solomon’s knowledge, implying the far reaches of his understanding. Yet a gardener’s reading of these words, digging into the plant species’ contrasting horticulture, brings to light the testimony of who Jesus is and what he did.