Seeds

He cast his lot of seeds here and there, hoping for a crop one day – hoping for life to spring forth from the cracked soil surrounding him. Once the seeds had been scattered, he watered them. And then the waiting began.

Summer came. The sun blazed with its heat; the neighbors retreated indoors for respite; but he watered his seeds even still. And even still, no crops broke through the soil. Not one.

Fall. Leaves turned colors and then fell to the ground. People gathered their harvest for sale and for feasting. But still, he watered. And even still, his work seemed to be in vain.

Winter knocked hard on the doors of his heart, and he looked desperately at the field, just knowing beyond a doubt that no seed could sprout now – not in the dead of winter, not in the frigid winds and lifeless soil. Yet still, he watered.

But then…hope. Upon one last glance at the field, he noticed something strange. A small sprig of green had wormed and fought its way up from the depths of the dirt. He ran to this burst of color among fields of white, cupping it in his hands. Surely a crop couldn’t come up from this – not now. But it had. And hope, just like that sprig of green, began to grow in the heart of this weary man.

 

“Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 43:19

Source: Namely Marley
Source: Namely Marley
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6 thoughts on “Seeds

  1. His hope! Oh, how I am thankful there is forever hope in Him! May we not give up. May we continue to place our hope, our faith in Him. And may we continually encourage one another through every season. Thanks for offering up encouragement here. 🙂

  2. …a message of hope! Something we all are thankful for…that patience and endurance can and will produce! Anything that grows amazes me…to see life and progress…whether something from the soil of the ground, or the soil of the human heart….

  3. Hope is a waiting game isn’t it Mindy? Very good . Grateful  for all your encouragement. Love

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