Just a shot from the garden. I love the colors of zinnias. You just can't beat the ease, simplicity, showiness, longevity and beauty of a zinnia. This is why gardening can be such a reprieve from the cares of the world. You are surrounded by simple beauty.
Even when a hungry beetle devistates your beans, it's okay, because that beetle will die come frost, and you can plant more beans next year. You are guaranteed a fresh start.
A fresh start. Isn't that what everyone wants, really, when things get tough, out of control, or frightening? Just a fresh start?
And isn't that what was given us, when Christ conquered death, a fresh start?
That, my friends, is why I like gardening. Start with a simple zinnia, and before long, my thoughts end up with Christ conquering death.