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I was listening to a few people whose it was to plant some bedding flowers. They are all nice and generous people, but it was obvious from over-hearing their conversation, that they were not unified in the details of the planting.

Which plants went where?

How far apart?

How deeply should they be planted?

The two women were expressing their interpretations of the instructions given to them by the gardener of the property.

The gardener has probably been looking after the grounds for years, maybe even studied botany, and he knows the environment he is working in.

The ladies, on the other hand, are fulfilling his wishes, attempting to honor his plan for the plants to go into the ground. They are only here for a short time, they are only placing the plants into the soil … they will never see these plants grow and thrive, and go to seed. The only task they have is to plant.

But, the gardener, he lives on the property, and his reason for being is to see the plants planted, the seeds scattered, watered, then to enjoy the harvest of that which has been placed into the ground.


Those who plant do not always get to participate in the sowing, the watering, or the reaping …

1 Corinthians 3:7-8 tells us that :

“It’s not important who does the planting,

or who does the watering.

What’s important

is that God makes the seed grow.

The one who plants

and the one who waters

work together

with the same purpose.

And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.”

All that is important is that we listen, and follow the instructions of the gardener, for it is His garden we are living in, and it is His garden that we are tending.


“Let it grow
Let it grow
You can’t reap what you don’t sow”

Fletcher Sheridan “Let it Grow”
(from the Dr. Seuss soundtrack “The Lorax”)


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