When you were a child, how many times did you pluck a dandelion, close your eyes, and make a wish? If you were like me, I'm sure it was a thousand or two times!! Those seeds were in their prime just waiting to be scattered in the wind...landing where they may!
I can still remember the joy I had watching each little individual seed blowing in the breeze. Hours might pass by as I blew on one after another. One might land near my feet. Another in the yard next door. And others still would be carried farther than my eyes could see.
Through the years the Lord has given me opportunity to sow other seeds as well. Seeds that will last through to eternity. Raising my girls. Time with students. Teaching ladies.
I'm not writing all this to pat myself on the back. I'm writing it down as a reminder to myself that my work here is never done. Now is not the time to sit back and waste time. There are always more seeds to plant...and to water...and to cultivate. Even though I may not physically be able to do the things I used to, there is always someone I can meet with, someone I can pray with, and someone I can pour His love in to. I have to choose to be intentional.
A tear often slips out of my eye when I ponder the goodness of God that allows me to be a part of Him bringing people to Himself. He doesn't need us...but He allows us the privilege.
Truly "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."
3 John 1:4 ESV
Who are you investing in today?
"and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also."
2 Timothy 2:2 ESV