“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6 As I was walking out in my garden earlier this week I noticed that some Romaine lettuce was growing in a couple of spots in one of my raised beds. It kind of puzzled me because I know I hadn’t planted any lettuce myself. I then remembered that several feet away from the bed was a pot that had a Romaine lettuce plant in it. This plant had grown and eventually produced flowers that were full of seeds. The wind blew and carried the seeds all over my yard and into my raised bed where it started growing into a new plant.
Our lives are like that Romaine lettuce plant. Every day we have the opportunity to sow seeds of life, joy and peace into the lives of the people around us. We never know when that kind word we share, a prayer we pray, that hand shake we give, or the listening ear we lend will sow a seed in someone’s life that will produce life change in them. The other day l learned that a young kid that used to live in our neighborhood that I had thrown the football with from time to time had sat and listened to one of my sermons through the StoneBridge App. His mom shared with me that he was excited to sit and listen to the whole message because I was the guy who threw the football with him. Today, don’t underestimate how God might use your words and actions to sow seeds into the lives of the people you encounter.