The color of nature and nurturing, green symbolizes life, growth, freshness, faith, fertility, and renewal. It is quieting and refreshing, connoting safety, stability, and endurance. It can show restfulness, but can also express newness or inexperience.
Sweet, Lord Jesus, You are the safe haven in which I can find renewal.
While I reside there, in the lush grove of Your unconditional love,
help me to rest. To rest in the newness of life that You bring,
the renewal of my soul. In this peaceful place with You,
let me know I am safe. Even though I've been hurt
by those I love, sometimes even by people within a church,
You are not behind that. You are a peaceful sanctuary,
the peaceful sanctuary, bringing experience to counter
my inexperience. New growth to replace the old.
Life to restore what is dead or broken inside.
Today, Lord, Help me to simply rest in this fertile place,
this place where anything is possible and life is abundant and rich.