Inside His Garden


A garden enclosed
Is my sister, my spouse,
A spring shut up,
A fountain sealed.”
(Song of Songs 4:12)

More than any other verse in the Bible, this one has preserved me through all kinds of seasons in life. It is still my retreat, my protection, and my reservoir of beauty. To my easily frazzled soul, torn by the many voices of responsibilities, this Scripture has become my oasis from where I sift through the demands from outside the garden, as well as my own loud emotions.

Before anything or anyone else, I belong to the One who breathes life to me. I am not a public park where people walk their dogs and feel no responsibility for the place. I am His enclosed garden. And in here, my blood pressure can calm down, so its rush doesn’t deafen my ears. In here, the unessential separates from the essential, and my life finds order and simplicity again. In here, I remember whose I am, and I exhale in His care.

To those who expect from me more than I can give, He fills the gaps. To the tasks that demand more from me than I have, He works the impossible. And the longings in my hungry soul, He gently saturates in His presence ~ when I come into this garden of devotion.

There is a place in His garden
I rarely come to enjoy
The tenderness there is so naked
Its quiet I fear to destroy

There is a depth in His Presence
I hardly dare to believe
For in His heart lives the essence
Of all I could hope to achieve.

There is a victorious Promise
Inviting me into its dance
There, beyond my shy hesitation
I find life itself in His hands.

Come


Welcome to my virtual garden at the ocean’s edge. Come, lean into the winds blowing from eternity and let them touch you where you need it most. This is a place of holding raw reality in open hands to the Creator Who gives beauty for ashes, Who understands every fluttering heart beat, and Who loves us at our worst.
I am drawn to explore the space at the end of our human strength, where life is too much, and we are too small ~ but God…. But God steps in, so precisely where we need Him most, illuminating blind spots, caressing bruises, bringing order in chaos. So gab a hot cup of your favorite tea, exhale, and savor His invitation with me: “Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.”
(Isaiah 55:1)

Welcome!

GrapesWelcome to the Elisabet Fountain website and blog!  We hope you enjoy your stay.  I am very excited about the upcoming release of my new book, Come, Fill the Gap.  It is a devotional and study in the Song of Solomon.  I hope that it speaks to your heart as it has so many others.  I look forward to sharing more about the book and my walk with the Savior in the days to come.  Blessings!