August 09 – Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens, in British Columbia is a National Historic site of Canada. Due to its striking floral displays, it, drawing many visitors every year. But this incredibly beautiful spot was once a limestone quarry. When the Robert and Jenny Butcharts originally moved to B.C., he was in the manufacturing of cement and came there because of the rich limestone deposits. After the quarry was exhausted, Mrs. Butchart made it into a sunken garden, and the rest, is history. Often we feel that our life is like an old limestone pit , and of little use. But God can make the most barren life bloom.A gospel song puts it this way- “Something beautiful, something good, all my confusion, He understood. All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife, but He made something beautiful of my life.” And Jonah said of this life change – “You have brought up my life from the pit….salvation is of the Lord.” I am glad that Jesus is in the salvaging business.

Pastor Alex Rockwell