First Step to Bountiful

Tomato seeds have officially sprouted! Lettuce also. Yesterday, it was just dirt. This morning, there were two little tomato sprouts. Now, we have tiny plants popping up in every tray. It’s the miracle of life!

Who claims the credit for this marvel? Me? Not hardly. I had nothing to do with it. Yes, as noted earlier, I did pick up the package from the front porch when it arrived, but I did not prepare any trays, plant any seeds, or even control the grow lights. Instead, my amazing wife deserves all the credit.

Simply having seeds is not enough. We have to plant those seeds. We have to care for them, water them, and all that sort of stuff. They might keep us waiting for some time, but eventually, they will burst forth into life. In time, they’ll also burst forth into edible stuff: fruit, leaves, and so forth. But it all starts with the planting, the sowing.

Paul speaks to this in 2 Corinthians 9:6:

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Our intention this year is to sow bountifully–not just in our garden but in our wider life. We intend that, but the flesh, as we know, is weak.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress of our garden. Get ready for bounty.