I was out watering the garden. It was early spring and only the hardiest plants had sprung. But I watered even the brown, dry dirt because I knew there were seeds there. I had no doubt, because that is where the tomato plants were last year. And seeds from cherry tomato plants are essentially unavoidable as the overripe fruit falls and seeds explode onto the soil.
It is like this spiritually too, we water hard, dry soil in hope that they will blossom into a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 9:10). The big difference is often we don’t know if seeds are actually there when we set about watering. And we definitely don’t know if they will sprout. Even with the best water and care, not all seeds grow. But still we plant and water and nurture; but it is God Who brings the increase.
Lord, help me keep watering diligently, regardless.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.