Wednesday, Apr 02 2014 06:00 AM

Church Board votes to remove Biblical Herb Garden

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The Biblical Herb Garden was removed from the Stallion Springs Community Church. Photo courtesy of Mike McCallion

The Stallion Springs Community Church Board has voted to "remove" the Biblical Herb Garden and use that space for another purpose. Memorial items are considered the property of the Church and according to their letter, "the Board of Directors has the right to use these items as they determine appropriate."

I want to thank all the volunteers who constructed this garden in 2010. Moving that heavy Gethsemene rock into place was no small feat! The donated memorial items, including the six-foot cross, Biblical well, fencing, acorn shaped finials, plants, entry box, plant markers, and the memorial signs, provided an environment for Biblical education. The Vacation Bible School children learned that each acorn is unique, just as they are in God's eyes. The fact that herbs were used for tithing was surprising to them, but they could share the stories of the Cross, the Well and the Garden of Gethsemene.

A family hung a beautiful memorial bouquet that was entwined with the climbing red rose on the cross. It was there for a long time until the winds came. The entry box with the garden information guides, prayer request cards, a Bible, and a devotional guide have been available 24 hours a day in this lighted outdoor chapel.

Many prayer vigils, mediations and Biblical stories have been shared here! We can be assured the garden has been a blessing to many and that is of prime importance!

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