Daily Gratitude Year 4-Day 162: Today, I am grateful for the miracle of the seed.
Can you tell I am enjoying nature?
My purple hyacinth bean vine has finally started to grow and climb. I seeds come from the "bean pod" and are truly not very big. It amazes me that such a hearty vine results.
The first seedlings to spout were some bugs breakfast, lunch and dinner... but a quick replant and a little rain and we are seeing new life. The vine is beginning to climb.
Seeds are a wonder to me. I never get over the awe. Fifty pound bags of seed become rows and acres of corn and beans. Somehow, the hard shell of the seed is penetrated once it is buried in fertile soil, awakened with the sun's warm light... and watered with life giving rain. What was once hard and dead comes to life.
No worries. No fretting. Simply following our Creator's natural design. He is a God who likes order...and whimsy. So, he gave us both when he gave us the seed.
He said to them,
Some manuscripts insert verse 21: But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting.