There were no “ideal conditions” to garden in this year.
Our plan of action was to keep throwing seeds in the ground in hopes that something would grow.
So I sowed abundantly – despite the mud and the weeds and the nasty weather.
If I had veggies for every seed I put in the ground this year I could have started my own farmer’s market.
But many didn’t germinate.
And some of the ones that did were drowned out or overtaken by weeds.
But at least they had a chance to grow.
Unlike the many seeds still in packets that never even got planted, like the herb garden that never got expanded and the new flower bed that didn’t get dug up.
I had every intention of planting them.
But those seeds are still sitting here – at the end of July – with no chance of growing because they were never sown.
This week, as I worked my way through the forest of grass that is my garden, I thought of all the other “seeds” that I have not sown.
The note of encouragement that never got written.
The get well gift that never got delivered.
The offer of help that was never extended.
The word of counsel that wasn’t given.
The time in prayer that wasn’t taken.
The invitation that was never extended.
All those seeds that will never have a chance to produce fruit, because they were never sown.
Seeds of kindness and love and faith.
All waiting for ideal conditions that never came.
There can be no harvest when the seeds are never planted.
So I ask you – what seeds do you need to sow today?