"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

March 30, 2011

What's in a name: Spring Lawn Farm

It is really self-explanatory.  The farm is called Spring Lawn because an underground spring begins in our yard.  We have a spring-house in the middle of the yard over the place where it begins.

But we also hope that this place can be a spring of life for those who come to visit.  That it wouldn't just be held underground where no one can see it, but that the spring would become a river, to encourage and nourish others.

“When the poor and needy search for water and there is none,
and their tongues are parched from thirst,
then I, the Lord, will answer them.
I, the God of Israel, will never abandon them.
I will open up rivers for them on the high plateaus.
I will give them fountains of water in the valleys.
I will fill the desert with pools of water.
Rivers fed by springs will flow across the parched ground.
I will plant trees in the barren desert—
cedar, acacia, myrtle, olive, cypress, fir, and pine.
I am doing this so all who see this miracle
will understand what it means—
that it is the Lord who has done this,
the Holy One of Israel who created it."
Isaiah 41:17-20

"They will never again be hungry or thirsty;
they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun.
For the Lamb on the throne
will be their Shepherd.
He will lead them to springs of life-giving water.
And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
Revelation 7:16-17

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