I am so excited for our sweet seedlings to be planted outside! I know they are craning their necks towards the sun perhaps trying to get a good look out the window at the garden they will be eventually planted in. Yes, even the outdoor planters are ready– filled with soil and positioned to their best advantage. But the weather… the weather has us waiting and we would rather be safe than sorry with our fragile little plants.
Here’s a picture from planting day:
And here they are just babies– the beginning of April (don’t mind our furry neighborhood pet in the background)
Here’s the same plants this week- May 10th! Wow! Amazing, huh?
You see it too, don’t you? The way they are tipping their sweet heads towards the sun– wishing, waiting for the day they will be planted outdoors and will begin to produce the harvest they were meant to.
I can’t help but look at this whole process and see how it resembles our own spiritual growth process as well. God has prepared the soil, planted the seeds (even if it is in a sheltered place at first). Slowly the stem grows upward– the leaves gently unfold. With constant care and sunshine, they start to grow taller and taller. It seems the plants themselves know what they are meant to do and they do it. But there is much more. So so much more. In fact, their journey has just begun. Soon they will be transplanted outside where the soil is warm and the air is pure. They will adjust and thrive and not too long after, blooms will start where the fruit will eventually be. Then later, comes the harvest.
As I care for the plants each day, the scent of the little tomato plants brings back the smell of the garden last year– with an overabundance of leaves and vegetables. Doing what it was meant to do. I know that although these plants are small, they too will grow big and be fruitful.
So in our waiting, our waiting to do exactly what we were meant to do– the dreams God has placed in our heart– don’t grow weary. Know that your time is coming. Soon you will be thriving in the spot God has especially for you, and as we know… soon after comes the harvest.
If we faint not.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
So keep blooming, keep growing!
Until next time,