Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sanctuary

In The Garden
"I come to the garden alone...while the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses.
And He walks with me and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own...
And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known."
....song in the public domain

In Florida, there is a beautiful tower, built on the highest peak of Lake Wales Ridge, 298 feet above sea level.  Edward Bok had this tower built on the land he purchased to provide a bird sanctuary.  I have visited it many times throughout my life, and have always found it to be a place of true solitude and beauty.  There are gardens where you can walk, or sit and enjoy the scenery, read, or meditate.  The carillon at the top of the tower, known as the Singing Tower, provides beautiful music twice each day.  I imagine myself walking with our Lord in those gardens, listening to the music, enjoying the warmth of His perfect love.



The gardens are peaceful...


The reflecting pool is beautiful...

I hope you enjoy your walk with the Lord today, and every day.


Linking with Spiritual Sundays.



14 comments:

Dianna said...

What a lovely place, Linda! And the lines from that beautiful old hymn; perfect combination today.

Debbie Crawford said...

What a beautiful place to walk with the Lord!

onespoiledcat said...

Gorgeous....looks like a lovely place to take inspiration from the surroundings and reflect on the gifts we have received in our lives from our Lord.

Pam

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmm, not only the verse to begin your post, but the lovely, LOVELY images you've shared. What a wonderful, tranquil setting. Yep, I'd be there often!!!

Thank you for visiting with me today Linda...

SHADOWS BY THE SEA

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A bird sanctuary, I can't think of a nicer place to sit and reflect Linda, beautiful images, perfect for today.

Jan n Jer said...

I did enjoy this very much...That hymn is one of my favorites. You can just see the peace and serenity in these photos!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

what a lovely share, Linda! thank you and for taking tea with me at fhc!
your hymn was my first solo in church at the age of 8! :) have a wonderful day of rest...

TexWisGirl said...

Beautiful, Linda.

momto8 said...

beautiful place to hear His voice!

Roslyn said...

I love Sundays & look forward to worship the Lord with a fellowship of believers.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Linda, what a lovely verse and a beautiful place to enjoy the birds. Thanks for sharing.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Very pretty Linda! I felt peace just reading your words. I love a peaceful garden.

Charlotte said...

Wow, what a fantastic place. Thank you for sharing it with us. In the Garden is a song we sang so often years ago. It's a beautiful hymn with beautiful words.
Blessings,
Charlotte

NixBlog said...

Gorgeous shots of this lovely place, Linda!