A beautiful English garden overflowing with cascades of flowers, alive with the fluttering and floating of birds and butterflies and awash with fragrance--this is the life hoped for. A garden of perfection with perfect weather, abundance, and season after season filled with only delights. A garden of comfort, a garden of joy, a painting one could have walked into and lived dreams of a perfect life.
But the garden of life is not a perfect English garden. Yet within it, God has painted pictures of faith, hope, love and, yes, even correction in the places it's needed. A Garden of Hope illustrates lessons that cannot be painted with a paintbrush; they are painted instead with words. Those who read these words see God and realize He is everything they need. Life that seems so imperfect is full of beauty, for it has been perfectly designed as an invitation for us to know God.