I always find joy in seeing the garden grow. The first radishes…then the lettuce…then the peas…then the potatoes. Of course the tomato plants started growing in the house! I have not planted them in the garden yet for fear of a frost and then all would be lost and I’d have to go and buy some and the joy of growing my own would be lost! All this beauty makes me think of growth. The seed must go into the ground and die to give life. How have I died in my life and gained life or was able to give life to others. The other day I was talking to a friend who was finding life difficult to live. I could relate to what that person was going through because I had seen the darkness of being depressed. How can I give life? Well, I hope I was a living proof that there is life that can grow from the darkness. So, when I see the seeds go into the soil in the garden, it reminds me that there is no darkness that doesn’t eventually bring about growth. It reminds me of the scripture passage: “Unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it does not bear fruit. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.”
What kinds of seeds do we sow?
Do those seeds bear much fruit?