I am obsessed with this amazing microscopic photograph of seeds. Just look at it. Look at the colors, the crevices, the textures.
From this website:
“within even the tiniest of seeds lies the complete genetic information required to birth and structure such organisms as the complex passion flower, or a 360 foot tall sequoia. Seeds are also amazing travelers, either with the help of the wind or by hitching rides with neighboring wildlife. If stored in ideal conditions, seeds can also spring to life, after hundreds of years of lying dormant.”
I realize that a big part of my ministry involves planting seeds, recognizing that the seeds I plant may lay dormant – but let’s hope not for 100 years. That might be too late for First Church on the Hill.
I plant seeds in Church A that might sprout in Church B. I plant seeds that hitch rides from Pastor C to Pastor D.
I cannot make a congregation discern God’s will, choose wisely, or become more faithful disciples. I can only plant seeds. But get to plant them all over seven counties in North Carolina and beyond. Best job ever.
Photo by Rob Kessler. Image source.