Sept 03 – Garden of Life and Death

Hidden within the University of British Columbia’s Botanical Gardens is the Physic Garden, a spot that is similar to the gardens that were found in medieval Europe near monasteries. Some plants with familiar names grow there, such as Digitalis Purpurea, used in the heart medication Digitalis, and Atropha belladonna, used to treat slow heart rate. These healing gardens were preserved and used to help people. The Bible also talks of gardens such as the Garden of Eden, and also the garden of the tomb. Jesus’ body was laid there, after His death on the Cross for the sins of the world. But He did not stay there. He arose from the dead, as He had promised His disciples. His resurrection assured the resurrection of all true believers. He said, “Because I live, you shall live also.” Later, Paul explained this more fully, writing “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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