Friday, November 14, 2014

Hidden Seeds

Hidden Seeds 

And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV

Have you ever watched squirrels around this time? They scurry about burying acorns and nuts. Later, they dig all over the yard, sometimes forgetting where they buried their winter stash.

When our furry, little friends don’t reap the harvest of their work, does this make them decide not to go through the labor next year? No, you’ll see them at it again come fall.

They don't let it discourage them, because they know the labor isn't entirely in vain. What the squirrels don’t realize is those forgotten acorns can bring forth a different harvest. A seed may take root and grow into a beautiful tree.

We’re like them in many ways.

The words of cheer and acts of kindness we spread are like seeds entering the hearts of the receivers. We can’t see inside the individual to know if God uses those seeds to draw the person closer to Him.

Unlike the squirrels, we can become discouraged. We think the good things we do don’t matter and forget the fact that God can use even the smallest things to make a big difference.

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 NIV

God bless,
Samantha W.


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