A beautiful garden doesn’t come together and look great all by itself. It takes planning, plowing, digging and planting. It takes watering, weeding and pruning. And it takes harvesting and reseeding to keep the crops coming back year after year. This is the cycle God has set in motion and farmers know it well.
Marriage is like a garden. We go through cycles that we must understand in order to keep our love fresh and fruitful.
Song Of Solomon 4:16b says, “Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.” When we said “I do,” we were committing to keep our love alive no matter what life brought our way; in sickness and in health, for richer and poorer. How is your garden? Are you in a season that requires plowing up dry and hardened ground? Or maybe you’re in a dormant season and all you see is dirt! Is romance a thing of the past because of difficult circumstances? No matter the condition of our garden, we are called to till the soil of romance in our marriages. At times this is easy – like walking outside and picking a ripe, juicy tangerine off the tree. Other times pursuing romance will require us to pull a few weeds in order to discover the beauty that was once there. Wherever you find yourself we must make romance a priority, so when others see our Garden they will glorify God for what He has done.