Kari Jobe wrote “The Garden” to honor her sister who suffered a miscarriage. Kari shared the following in an Instagram post
The Garden song is truly one of the most intimate songs I’ve ever written. It’s a song that captures the raw emotion of truth. Truth of pain and sorrow that feels like it could swallow you up and suffocate you. There are moments we experience in life that knock the wind out of us and may cause us to question exactly what God is up to. God used a garden in my back yard to help me remember that He is always at work to turn extremely difficult situations into beauty. Everything we do in this life, on this side of heaven, is Kingdom oriented. There will always be pruning, planting, watering and growth. Different seasons have different experiences- but God is ALWAYS up to something beautiful. I want to honor my sister today and all who have lost little sweet angels in your life. Oh the pain that it is. Maybe you didn’t lose a child but you’ve experienced something that was extremely hard to walk through. Questions rise up at times that cause us to cry out to the Lord for answers. In all the searching and surrendering there is life and the very presence of almighty God that comes rushing in to heal. I pray that as you listen to the Garden, the song and the whole album, you’ll feel the incredible peace of God and hear His voice speaking words of truth, life and healing to deep places of your soul. You are going to be ok..hold on, life is growing around you, but it might take your spiritual eyes to see it.