Why Garden City?
In the beginning, Creator God breathed into humankind His life and likeness. Charging what was clay and dust to take on form, He bore His image in us. Filled with purpose, we were sown like seeds into an unblemished homeland to work and keep the ground that was entrusted to us. Unable to resist the temptation to act as our own gods, we became infected with the virus of sin and established for ourselves a fallen kingdom, subject to the inevitable tear of time and disintegration of all created things.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, has restored our purpose and invites us to participate in the redemptive work that he is cultivating here and now. Our commission is renewed, not only as co-creators with God the Father, but as co-redeemers with Christ the Son, who sharing His yoke with us, guides us forward in tilling the soil where we ourselves have been planted.
Garden City is pressing into the dirt, into the mud and the muck and the mire, sowing in this ground of faith and hope and joy, dependent upon the Holy Spirit, knowing that the Word of the Lord does not return void but yield when planted; the kingdom of heaven is bursting forth from every promise He made to produce life where there was no life. We will tend to this garden because it is the land we have been given. We will faithfully steward the harvest set before us for the glory of the One who causes the seed to grow, sharing prayers as songs to exalt our Maker and nourish the Church.
By Jesus. Through Jesus. For Jesus.