Tuesday, 8 February 2011

"Flowers are my music". -Dr Thomas Arnold 1844

We are having fine weather and our garden orchestra is playing.
Come and listen.





Sheeba likes the music too

















Last evening I went to a fellowship/prayer meeting at Rev G 's place. There were 16 of us. Mostly Theological professors the President of a Theological College.
We talked about the meaning of fellowship...how to live as members of God 's family no matter what our backgrounds are.
In Adam we are all brothers and sisters created by one God. And in Christ we are members of God 's family.
Many shared how they have communicated the Gospel without preaching. Our lives and attitude speaks.
Rev G shared that 3 non -Christian families attend his Anglican church more regularly than his parishioners. One couple decided to get baptized. Rev G told them to get baptized in an evangelical church as the rules of his church are very stringent but they said they wanted to be baptized by him. Praise be to God.
I was so blessed by the meeting.

15 Fertilize my soul:

FlowerLady said...

Amrita ~ What lovely roses you have and I love your other flowers too.

I think when we are all with Jesus in eternity, we are going to be surprised as to who all is there. He is the author and finisher of everyone's faith, He loves us all.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

monsoon dreams said...

What a beautiful post to start my day with!!Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures ,Amrita.
I'd love to know more about what they shared on communicating with out preaching.

Facing50Blog.com said...

Amrita you have gladdened my heart today with your words and your beautiful flowering photographs. Thank you. I am happy to hear you have put away your Winter clothes. Spring is always such a wonderful and optimistic time. We too should be emerging from the worst of the weather soon now.
Thank you, as always, for coming by and commenting on my post. It's always lovely to hear from you.
Warm wishes

Carol

Carol-Ann. said...

Such a gorgeous garden, Amrita!! With ice and snow all around us today, I LONG to take a stroll down a warm and sunny garden path!

No magnificently spread banquet table can match the satisfaction of rich conversations and fellowship and prayer!

Trish said...

How nice to see these beautiful Roses in the midst of a cold Winter!
The wind chill was -12 degrees this morning...Brrr.
Thank you amrita for this beautiful post.

carolyn said...

oh, how beautiful your flowers are!
especially when it is zero outside here...

what a great reminder that we are all flowers in God's garden!

Shelley said...

Such beautiful pictures ...thanks so much for sharing....the prayer meeting sounds wonderful.....blessings

Dani said...

what lovely roses...ours are not blooming yet..still too cold...you are so right about fellowship...we are all one in Christ...

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
First of all, what a cool profile picture. You ARE a beautiful lady, mixing tradition and modernism so well.
Your garden is a sight for soar eyes.
Jesus often compared himself to gardener.
A rewarding and heavenly work.

I am happy for the newly baptized family.
Harvesting the crop is also a frugal experience, giving hope and new energy for future work.

Indeed we are all one in Christ, and so it must be, even in India.
from felisol

Zim said...

Sweet flowers! I have one old rose under my window. But it is ill plant, only with insects and without flowers - nothing helps. But 2 years ago at summer I had yellow and orange marigolds - they were so beautiful. My little garden is in the shadow of my block, so it is difficult to saw anything. Your garden is whole in the sun and You must have good hand to plants.

sarah said...

just love those flowers...my heart wants spring. It's freezing here and everything is covered in snow.

Kathryn said...

Beautiful pics, Amrita. Flowers are certainly a gift of God to us.

Currently there are some flowers blooming in Orange County. (Well, lots of flowers.) But some are of a brilliant purple. When the light shines on them they are almost neon in brilliance. Lovely spring there. :)

Amrita said...

Dear Nina you aske d me about communicating th e gospel without preaching.

When aid and relief workers go out to help n in disater and poverty stricken areas their loving actions an d words of encouragement sets them apart from others - specially govt. workers an d politicians. People know they are Christians - and many ask if they can come to church.They ask for prayer.

Chistian hospitals are grea t witness centers.I have seen it in Christian Medical College Vellore. I met a young woman who came to Christ there and many others. I used to go into the ladies ward and pray for women.I was there for my own surgery .

Abigail Jasmine said...

Wow!! Beautiful roses!~
God's glory in shown by His nature!!

This is great. I love reading your blog!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

You have so many beautiful blooming flowers in your garden. They are testament to the love and care you shower on them everyday. Not only flowers but also fruits and vegetables abound in your garden and you generously share them with the least of your brethren. God bless you more for that. It is always ecstatic to have fellowship with our fellow Christians. We grow from those meetings. Thanks for the wonderful post. God bless you always.