by Paula Velez
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat
falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24
Lately, I have found myself needing more time outdoors to rest and reset during this stressful season. Because of this need, I got my husband to agree to a plan for a new raised garden bed, which somehow turned into 8! And now a lovely kitchen garden is beginning to take shape under my kitchen window.
Through the process of preparing soil, planting seeds or seedlings, I have been reminded of how God often works beneath the surface before we ever see the fruit of his efforts; and how Jesus so often used the example of sowing and seeds to teach us about living in his Kingdom. When I plant a seed or even a dead looking dormant plant, I find myself thinking there is no way something is going to grow from this; there is no way fruit, or veggies or beautiful flowers will come from this tiny seed or “dead” stick I just put in the ground.