Garden-variety God-thoughts: growth

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We planted our first vegetable garden when I was three months pregnant.

We pushed those little, dry, brown seeds of hope into that dark soil, and then we waited.

Sun, water, time.

Sun, water, time.

And one day, the tiniest little folds of green poked bravely out of the ground.

Sun, water, time.

Sun, water, time.

Newly pregnant, I marveled at the parallels: a little life forming in an unseen place because a seed had been planted. But everything after that? The miracle of life, unfolding in my yard, in my womb.

Spiritual growth is like that too. A little seed planted in our hearts, perhaps something we heard long ago. A little water, perhaps a sprinkling of encouraging conversation. A little sonlight. A little time.

It gives me such joy to watch things grow: vegetables, babies, faith.

“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
– 1 Corinthians 3:7

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4 thoughts on “Garden-variety God-thoughts: growth”

  1. Sun…water…time…and God makes it grow. So simple, so difficult to live. You have encouraged me today -thanks!

  2. Pingback: Garden-variety God-thoughts: overkill | bronwyn's corner

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