Saturday, April 12, 2008

Seeds and Humans

" She considereth a field and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard." Prov. 31:16
Do you remember this?
The rain continued to fall, thank the Lord, and the beet seedlings became this:

Today I went out, under the overcast skies, and took this picture:

What wonder there is in a garden!

Some things grow so fast you can almost see them moving before your eyes.

Other seeds lie under the ground so long, silent and still, that you think they've died.

Then, one day, a tiny sliver of green stretches above ground into the air, and you know it's going to be a beautiful plant someday.

Isn't that sort'av like people? When we go out into the white harvest, some folks are just waiting for the good news. They receive the gospel gladly, and quickly bear fruit.

Other folks listen for years, and never show signs of being changed. But in some of their hearts, God is working in His quiet way a change that will someday be revealed, like a little sliver of green.

Doesn't this give you hope, when you think of those you are praying for, that they would be saved? How good God is to give us this picture! Everybody should have a garden, don't ya think?

P.S. Here's one of those seeds I thought would never start growing; our potatoes have come up!!!! We planted them even before the beets, and they've taken so long to show, yet here they are, bigger than any of the beet seedlings!

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