Just a couple days ago, I called my mom and dad to see how they were doing. In the conversation, I asked my dad what project he was working on these days. As a side note, my dad always has varied projects whether it is woodworking or house repair, he always has something he is tinkering with or doing. Anyway, he replied he was working on planting his seeds for his garden. Now some of you might think, “Well that’s a little early to be planting seeds; there could be a freeze between now and mid spring.” However, my dad always plants seeds about this time of year and grows them in his bathroom. Yes, you read that correctly. He has found the master bathroom is the perfect place for seeds to germinate and grow. It provides the perfect conditions for the seed.
As he was telling me this, it drew to mind a quote from Henry David Thoreau regarding the power of a seed. He remarked, “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been. I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” Seeds are indeed remarkable. If you’ve ever seen a cross section of a seed, you can see the tiny plant already there and around the plant is the nutrients for it to grow. A seed can stay dormant for a long period of time until the conditions are right for it to grow. Contained within the seed are all the necessary items it needs to survive until it pokes above the ground. Thoreau is right. We should expect wonders if there is a seed planted in the ground. Yet without a seed, we will always and only see dirt.
We have a great opportunity to plant the seeds of God’s love in other’s lives. We don’t know when they will germinate, but we can expect wonders. Those wonders may take a life time to poke through the heart where the seeds are planted, but it will be worth it. So I wonder, where is God calling you to sow seeds? Know this, you can expect wonders if you sow seeds of God’s good news.