The text above, from the letter to the Ephesians, reminds us that the love of God anchors and sustains us. It is the firm ground underneath our feet. It is the fertile soil in which we are rooted, allowing us to grow and flourish. Scripture is full of images from the agricultural world that describe God’s kingdom.
As students labor alongside one another in the garden, they see Scripture in fresh light and learn about issues of hunger, sustainability, and food production that affect the church and the world. Above all, they deepen the bonds of Christian friendship. As the project’s director, Nate Stucky (’15 PhD), explains: “The Farminary initiative is a place where love grows—love for God, for each other, for the broader community, and for creation.” In the garden, these students are learning what it means to be rooted and grounded in love.
M. Craig Barnes, President, Princeton Theological Seminary
Let us pray
Holy God, in love you created the world and all that is in it. You appointed humanity as stewards of creation and beacons of your light. Teach us to care for our neighbors and for the world that you love. We pray in Christ’s name. Amen.