A Garden Grows

Jesus has also received and has poured out the Holy Spirit as the Father had promised, and this is what you’re seeing and hearing.  David didn’t go up to heaven, but he said, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Take my highest position of power  until I put your enemies under your control.”‘  “All the people of Israel should know beyond a doubt that God made Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”  When the people heard this, they were deeply upset. They asked Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”  Peter answered them, “All of you must turn to God and change the way you think and act, and each of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins will be forgiven. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift.  This promise belongs to you and to your children and to everyone who is far away. It belongs to everyone who worships the Lord our God.”  Peter said much more to warn them. He urged, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”  Those who accepted what Peter said were baptized.


…and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you.  1 Peter 3:21


A holy ember

A tiny spark

Placed within

A Child’s heart

Baptizing water

Dripped on the head

Raising souls

From the dead

Burying the sin

With Christ they died

Spirit’s pow’r

Made alive

Sanctifying Word

An unseen seed

God’s  power

Makes them heed

The rooting of Truth

Planted heart deep

Divine Light

Calls from sleep

Oh,  Seed awaken

Up to grow

Unfurl stem

Time to know

The sun is shining

Getting hotter

Drinking deep

Living Water

Baptismal  seedling

To mighty oak

Just  a drop

Seed awoke!

(C)  A.C.  7-7-14


But grow (!) in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.   2 Peter 3:18

Jesus, to you be glory both now and forever, Amen!


About lifevine

Hi! My name is Amy. I am a former atheist and, for a season, practiced witchcraft. God drew me out of darkness 17 years ago and gave me the spiritual gifts of knowing and faith. He gives me daily encouragement and affirmation and I hope to share Him with you. If you have not yet met the one true God, His name is Jesus Christ, and may I be the first to introduce you to Him? He is the Restorative Savior God promised Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago (Genesis 3:15) after they had sinned in the garden, bringing separation from God because of disobedience. It is rightly reported that a little over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem He was born of a virgin, lived a blameless perfect life in and around Jerusalem, died on a cross on Golgotha for the world's sin, and 3 days later rose again. YES! ROSE AGAIN! AMAZING! Please get baptized in His name, and walk in an eternal restored fellowship with Christ. You can get to know Him by reading, marking, and inwardly digesting His Word.... His Holy Bible.
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