Garden Seeds and Faith

We actually left “the wilderness” this week-end. Since we heat only with a wood stove, we can’t leave during the cold winter months because then the fire would go out and everything would freeze in the house. But Sunday was finally warm enough for us to venture forth to what my youngest calls “the Big Town.”

We left right after church and drove in 60 degree temperatures. We were able to enjoy wonderful fellowship with my family, and an amazing Mark Schultz concert (I got the tickets for my birthday!) before the temperatures dropped over 30 degrees and the freezing rain, sleet and snow began.

So much for Springtime!

My husband assured me the house would be fine for one night, and it was too dangerous to drive home anyway. So we spent the night.

We woke up to 4 inches of heavy snow but bright sunshine. I guess that’s the good thing about a snowstorm in March, they don’t last as long or pack such a mean punch.

When the streets were cleared we were able to run a few errands, including a stop to buy garden seeds. Yes, garden seeds.

There is 4 inches of snow on the ground, an arctic wind is blowing, and I’m standing in my wool coat choosing between sweet corn varieties! Now that is faith!

I don’t know what the weather will be tomorrow, or the next day. I don’t know what kind of a growing season we’ll have. Yet, every year I faithfully buy garden seeds, till the soil and plant, trusting God with the increase.

That’s how I see our home schooling as well. I don’t know what God has in store for my children; what kind of “growing seasons” they will endure. But every morning I get up and till the soil and plant the seeds of faith in their hearts, trusting God with the increase.

Some days it seems as if spring will never come, as if I’ll never see any fruit in their lives, but God is faithful. “Let us not become weary in well doing, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Keep the faith today. Spring will come. You will see fruit in your children’s lives!

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