Between Two Gardens

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We live between two gardens

but at times it’s hard to comprehend

that what was lost so long ago

will be restored to us again


All the good and lovely things here

and the beauty we behold

are only glimpses of the remnants

left from the paradise of old


We long for more of all that’s good 

in that once beautiful garden space

but now we only know in part 

with scripture assuring us of that place


With our eyes of faith we can see it

as if it’s on a distant shore

so we’re not consumed by darkness here

for on that shore there is no more


God’s promises through Jesus Christ

make everything so clear

as we share with Him life’s bleakness

and verbalize our fear


We gain a deeper understanding

when we do not handle life alone

and seek Him and His Kingdom first 

with our gaze fixed on our forever home 


This hope will keep us steadfast

as we rejoice in Him and what will be …

a new heaven and a new earth 

and someday with our sight we’ll see

Nancy Janiga

Revelation 21

6 thoughts on “Between Two Gardens

  1. This is a beautiful writing Nancy! Thank you! So encouraging! Keeping my eyes fixed on Jesus and our future garden.💟✝️💟

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I’m glad you like it. That’s surely the best place to keep my focus as well…Jesus and what lies ahead for us. xo

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  2. This is beautiful and full of hope, dear Nancy. With family and world events being what they’ve been, I think of and long for His forever garden more and more.
    Blessings – Wendy Mac 🕊️💌🌿

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. With so much sad news in our world today, I have to constantly remind myself of the good news found in Christ and the hope He gives me. Blessings to you too!

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