When Winston Howes’ wife Janet died 17 years ago, he wanted to find a meaningful and lasting way to honor her. So Howes headed out to the 112-acre (45 hectare) farm he owns near the town of Wickwar, in the southwestern English countryside. He set aside a 6-acre (2.5 hectare) plot and spent a week planting thousands of oak saplings, leaving a perfectly heart-shaped clearing in the middle.
The heart measures about an acre across and points to the childhood home of Howes’ wife, the Daily Telegraph reports. She died at the age of 50 after suffering from heart failure in 1995. The pair had been married for 33 years.
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Howes’ heart-shaped tribute to Janet is bordered by a bushy hedge and is only accessible from a track leading to the tip. And indeed, if it seems rather secretive…
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New Jerusalem - the Consummation
Christ as life and the building up of His Body go together. The more His life flows through us, the more we are built together. This flowing and building continues for our entire Christian life. In Romans 5:10 we are being saved in His life, and in Colossians 3:4 and 1 Peter 2:5 we are being built together. To the extent that Christ has become our life in every aspect of our daily affairs, that is the extent to which we are built up with other Christians.
Revelation 21:14 says, “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” The apostles’ names are on these foundations because they take the lead to minister life for building. They also train all New Testament believers to enter into the ministry of life for building up. This…
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