As many of you know, I feed my gardener’s heart with patio planters each year. This year, I was really late planting (first of July late!). I planted, not knowing what might happen, but since by July seedlings are all on clearance, at least I hadn’t made a huge investment. Well, the flowers by my front door have bloomed nonstop since planting, and are growing wonderfully, as have the geraniums on my back patio and some pretty yellow flowers whose name I do not know. My tomato plant is slow, but does have blossoms, as does my sweet pepper plant. Buy my New Mexico chile plant – it is bearing wonderful fruit! Nothing to harvest yet, but I’ve never had a plant produce that well since moving here!
The lesson here, at least for me, is that late planting is still better than not planting at all. Even if we are slow in reaching out, in saying thank you, in offering forgiveness, in seeking reconciliation; they are still seeds of God’s love being planted, both in and through us. It is never too late to plant seeds that can bear fruit of God’s Spirit in the world. New life is always possible.
Who might you need to reach out to today? Who might you have been slow in forgiving or thanking? It’s not too late. For even late seeds blossom, even late plantings can bear fruit.
Serving Christ with you,
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