Watching the families stroll through, even as young as eght weeks old, or the children in their matching shirts to identify themselves as a group brought a gentle warmth to me. These were all the Lord's people out to see somthing new! I say that becuase what I found out was this massive garden is constantly changing. There are somethings which do not, like the buildings, but inside and outside grounds will be different should I come back in year or longer from now to visit.
So as we spent almost 4 hours together, only getting through about a 1/4 of the grounds, we reintroduced ourseves telling stories of connections, sharing insights of God's direction and work in our lives. Our focus covered our inner cities, suburbs and the church of both locations as faithful people are faced with a different world than we all once knew. Yet God is still speaking, calling us to be the change in our place of worship and outside the walls of structure which can prevent us from living fuly into the kingdom of God for our time. Leaving this conversation, I wanted more and we will have another day, thanks be to God.